Re- Constructions, 2010-2012
Re-Constructions makes reference to the process of constructing something new from discarded or recycled materials, a practice often used in architecture.I gathered discarded wood and furniture pieces left over from the demolition of the Hotel Bamer and used the materials to create a series old totems and sculptures in my studio. The Hotel Balmer was a landmark of Mexico City in the 1950s and a site I photographed in 2006. The images explore photography’s role and relationship to sculpture and to the history of the readymade. They are a modern reassessment of Duchamp’s legacy and of the long and evolving dialogue between sculpture, photography and the ready-made.
Alejandra Laviada, 2012