Black Boxes / 2009

As the black boxes of the airplanes, these cameras recorded the las moments before the crash. Their function is to preserve the memory.

In the first case the building used as pinhole camera is the old factory of tobacco called Tabakalera (Donostia/San Sebastian), because in 2011 became a Contemporary Art Center.

Transforming a room of the factory in a giant pinhole camera, the building (and maybe also the photographer) wanted to stop the time and tattoing on the walls the railroads, the old train station and the landscape over the city that are part of the memory of Tabakalera.

In the second case, the camera is a room of a house in Sao Paulo, converted in an office building after few time.