Rotterdam Photo


The work Human textures by photographer Aghi is done in between 2017 and 2018. It was born out of a performative action: Aghi used to run across the “paseo maritimo” in Maspalomas, Canary islands, with a flash above her camera and she tried to go as close as possible to the people in order to reveal the textures of human bodies and their continuity with the environment harassed by mass tourism. In the beginning there was no water either, but since the middle of the 70s the south of the island of Gran Canaria has seen one of the most developed spots of worldwide intensive tourism increase exponentially. Over here people mainly from northern Europe, flock to enjoy the eternal springtime, the advantageous prices and its transgressive bars, inhabiting cathedrals in the desert and giving birth to an authentic non-place. Synthetic materials, synthetic hair, overlap the geography of bodies frying in the sun next to fried food, giving us collaterally some anthropological information about this species of the planet human.


Rotterdam Photo

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