Timebag, Medellin

Carrera 44 # 19 A - 20, Apto 1404, Medellin 50001, Colombia

harold.ortiz@remove.me @timebag.co

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Harold Ortiz 

Un_named

“The idea was to obtain such great and sublime indifference that I would be protected from any attack”, Paul Auster's In the Country of Last Things, (pag. 179)

As it name calls it: with no name, reflects about a person´s spoliation from his entity and to transform into data, code, news, images, border crossing and immigration numbers and illegality and thus become anonymous. The borders blur even more inside the digital field and create a liminal space between the being and the object, a distance that gives a way to political, social, economical and ethical concessions.   

The project starts with a series of printed digital images and polaroids taken from illegally downloaded photos appropriated from image data banks that sell photographs on the Internet. The photographs depict different people holding a white piece of paper that covers their faces, but whose socio-geographic traits are insinuated. These type of images are usually used in activism, corporate communication and marketing campaigns. However, the selected images seem to point to “digital nameless”. Un_named resonates as a comment and reflexion towards the concepts of objectification of the being done by labor, political, economical and social systems.

Harold Ortiz, Un_named Body Composition 001, 2018, Digital C-print.
Harold Ortiz, Un_named Body Composition 002, 2018, Digital C-print.
Harold Ortiz, Un_named Body Composition 003, 2018, Digital C-print.
Harold Ortiz, Un_named Portrait 001, 2018, Digital C-print.
Harold Ortiz, Un_named Polaroid Portrait 01B, 2018, Digital C-print
Harold Ortiz, Un_named Polaroid Portrait 01A, 2018, Digital C-print