Sara heard of Sub here in Buenos Aires and she was interested by the way they work together. Sub-coop is a collective of photographers, with 7 members that was formed 10 years ago. They divide the jobs between themselves and make projects together; salary is divided equally from a fund. Proudly we present their 10 years project that is now on exhibition here in Buenos Aires.
One of the members, Gerónimo Molina responded to the questions.
What do you see when looking out the nearest window?
I live in an apartment at street level that doesn’t have windows, only one big double door that takes up half of the wall and opens up to a tiny balcony that guards the entry to the street. I still don’t have curtains – I can’t decide which would be the best combination with the baroque, brownish, flower tiles in the apartment – and truthfully, whenever I look through those doors I feel like someone is watching me. So I usually use this space more as a stage for my intimate psychosis than as a platform to see the outside. But when I go up to the terrace I search for the sky. I look towards the west, I think of the pampa; first of the desert, and then beyond the to Andes.
It is not as much the place as the activity. Riding on the bicycle through the city while listening to music. Playing drums with my friends. If I could establish a constant, it would be having the body and the mind occupied in a repetitive and mechanical activity.
But I also receive inspiration from collective work, literature, from recitals, being with my friends and on the silver trail drawn by the path of the slug.
Tell us more about the project Puerto Quilombo.
Puerto Quilombro is our latest collective work. It is a process that started a few years ago with the idea to push the limits of documentary photography by way of poetic fiction. After a lot of work, twists and turns, meetings, discussions, reunions and more work, less than a month ago, Puerto Quilombo was born as a exposition in a cultural center. It was a challenge because until that day Puerto Quilombo only existed in our heads, and on a 3D map. The realization of this idea, sustained by the body and muscles of all that we had imagined, was beautiful. It was constructive and even more it was a link in the chain that binds us together as friends and photographers. We are receiving feedback from the exhibition these days. On our Facebook page you can see what is going on with Puerto Quilombo.
Added by Mabel:
Puerto Quilombo is an exhibition that explores the possibility of photography as an installation and the visual story as an experience. Photographs with different techniques and sizes are presented with light boxes and video. Puerto Quilombo is an imagined territory, an area in transition and a space for meetings.
What hour of the day do you like the most and what do you do at that hour?
It depends on the day and what I do. Sometimes me favorite time is coming home at sunset, other times it’s at night when I am creating something.
It could also be when the sun falls at a weekday, any weekday, and the wind rises, I prepare some mate, water the plants, plan what to eat and think of the things I did not do.
What is your biggest fear?
Once it used to be madness – finding something that can take you away from everyone and everything - but today I could say my greatest fear is dying with regret.
How do you challenge yourself?
Immersing myself in the collective group in order to grow as an individual.
When was the last time you made someone happy?
Maybe a day ago, maybe a moment ago, but who knows? As difficult as it is to know if one is happy, it is even harder to ensure that someone is.
Tell us about three people you get inspired from
Alessandra Sanguinetti. (photographer) http://alessandrasanguinetti.com/
Diego Bianki (illustrator) http://www.diegobianki.com/
Shamán y sus hombres en llamas (musician) http://shamanyloshombresenllamas.bandcamp.com/releases
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