Joan Fontcuberta, Trauma (2016)

An exhibition by Joan Fontcuberta at angels barcelona 26.02.20 > 01.03.20

[ENG] We must ask ourselves what happens when a photograph abandons its image and frees itself from its soul. What’s left when a photograph doesn’t point towards a reality outside itself and only points to its substrate? When its residue remains in the shape of some light-sensitive chemicals? What happens when the only reference left to a photograph is photography itself? When the soul of an image - the information- leaves the body- the support- it becomes a ghost. But there are different kinds of ghosts and various kinds of ghost-images. Usually, the ghost-images that inhabit the bastions of memory are the archives.