Cristina de Middel

UN MUNDO RARO

Multiple sizes available
Description

Journey to the Center is a series that borrows the atmosphere and structure of the Jules Verne book “Journey to the Center of the Earth” to present the Central America migration route across Mexico as a heroic and daring journey rather than as a runaway.

In this version of the journey, the starting point is Tapachula, the Southern border of Mexico with Guatemala, and the journey ends in Felicity, a small town in California that is the officially, “Center of the World”. The absurdity of this landmark, from where you can see the border fence, just adds a layer of dystopic disappointment and becomes the perfect colophon for a contemporary version of a heroic jest, where the final destination is little less than a roadside touristic attraction.

With a language that combines straight documentary photography with constructed images and archival material, the narrative becomes multi-layered in order to complete the simplistic approach that media and official reports provide of the complex phenomenon that migration is.

Specification

Archival pigment
Limited edition
Signed certificate of authenticity

50 x 70 cm - edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs
100 x 140 cm - edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs

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