For this project I got in contact with many places which could not live in time or at least, survive the process of endless changes. Madrid in Spain, Maracaibo, Tabay, Bailadores in Venezuela, London in England or Slane in Ireland, are some of the many lands that showed me a part of those forgotten spaces.
I wonder if those rusted and neglected walls, if those places of carelessness, if those spaces of apathy, belong to us ¿Are those walls, those places or those spaces our own reflection? We are witnessing the walls falling down but we do not want to see.
We have allowed so much of our past to fall into decay - but do not attempt to hide the dereliction. We are prepared to live with devastation.
Marcel del Castillo, Photographer, filmmaker, Born in Caracas (1974). Films: -EN BUSCA DEL COLOR ("Color search") , Short documentary / Screenplay, direction and production Publications: -LA SOLEDAD DE LOS OBJETOS (The Lonliness of Objects). Venezuela 2008./ photos and text: Marcel del Castillo Solo Exhibitions: 2009 - “Mérida, atrapada en el tiempo” ( Mérida, trapped in time) Tovar Art Gallery ,Tovar city. Venezuela 2008 - “Mérida, atrapada en el tiempo” ( Mérida, trapped in time) Gonzalo Rincón Gutierrez Museum of Andes University ,Mérida city. Venezuela - “La Soledad de los Objetos” (The Loneliness of Objects) Art Space of "Liberarte", Caracas . Venezuela Collective Exhibitions: 2008 - XXXVII Municipal Visual Arts Award, Hall "Juan Lovera". Caracas. Venezuela Title: At the end I come to you -IIL FotoGrafia Award 2008, under the International Festival of Photography in Rome, Italy Title: “Mérida, atrapada en el tiempo” ( Mérida, trapped in time)