date: Apr 2005 | size: 670 x 123354 px | media: digital image

Intimidad is a digital image work representing the entire folder tree of my computer's hard drive, as it was the night of April 15th, 2005. It was registered in 198 screen captures which, at the standard PC monitor resolution of 96 dots per inch, represent a tree 32 meters high.

This is my personal tree in a global forest of information. My daily activity feeds it even when I don't notice it, and it has probably grown much taller since I made this full shot of a moment in its usually hidden life.

For the purpose of its exhibition in a public space, the tree will be cut in 11 sections made of 18 captures each. Thus, the final measures of the printed work will be around 200 cm height per 340 cm width.

The title, 'Intimidad' ('Privacy'), makes reference to the exhibitionist act of showing everyone, not every content in my computer, but every folder it is organized on. It is, therefore, a schema of a relevant part of my life and work. For people who, like me, live in a symbiotic relationship with a computer, this means exposing a part of one's soul or one's mind to the scrutiny of every passer-by.

Prizes and exhibitions

  • 2006: Interface and Society juried exhibition organized by Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway.
  • 2005: First prize, Digital Image section, Premio Mamba-Fundación Telefónica 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina