Monuments

The images in the series show a world that seems alien, although they spring from perhaps the most common experience one can have in Southern California: driving a car. It is the perspective of the pedestrian that changes orientation. The gaze of the slow human being, pushed out of the urban space by the spectacle above her head, becomes the discoverer and observer of a dehumanized architecture. These infrastructures of speed and power form gigantic concrete layers that dominate the landscape. They are the “accidental” monuments of the economic system we live in, a system that ignores the environment and human needs in order to provide itself with maximum efficiency.