The Immobile Traveler
(2014)

During several years being a Colombian was a synonym of not being wanted in other countries, not obtaining a visa easily, having to pass double checks on migration areas. This mistrust towards the nationality began during the 80’s as Colombia was living a very violent period. I was born there, in 1985 and I grew up hearing people say that travelling to some countries, as the United States or European countries was just a dream, especially if you did not have a privileged backgroung.

In 2009 I decided to go to Europe and I was directly confronted to the enormous inequalities concerning travel rights between different passports, which matched in many cases the economic and political power inequalities. Resulting from a complex combination of foreign politics, this situation appeared to me elusive and frustrating.

Thus, from all the questions this situation raised in me, I decided to keep only one, more personal and intimate: what is the trace left by the difficulty to go and see the places you might dream about? I offer an answer through images: slight but deep marks, as the ones left by the line between the light and shadow, the seen and the unseen, the experience and the lack of experience

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The Possible World/ The Imaginary
World. Église Saint-julien, Arles.
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Espace Van Gogh, Arles.
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Galérie Arena, ENSP, Arles.