Last Name: Olivares
Nominated by: Samuel Salgado
Femicide is a term used to signify “the killing of a woman” in relation to conflicts of gender. Each year, approximately 50 femicides took place in Chile. Most of the killings were at the hands of the spouse or significant other, using domestic objects. In spite of the similarities, each case has a specific story. Each geographical location becomes a primary witness of these attacks and holds most of the details to each story, such as the weapons used, the family pictures, personal belongings, etc What happens to these places and objects today? After months or years of having witnessed such violent stories, what can they tell us through their changes or extinction? These are the places and things that can help us portray and reconstruct the stories of the victims. Each triptych is a particular story of a woman who after died, becomes just a number for the population.
When people who lives on the streets set up their beds,tables and decorative items, they make public spaces personal;some for hours, others for any number of months. These people feel they can have their own space where they can make their own rules as head of the household. The project aims to document those spaces with the absence of his owner. In square format will look for the interaction of the public spaces and the personal belongings which create a complete new space. For the exhibition photographs have to be printed in large format along with video stills of some scenes to capture movement and sounds of the street. A real mattress and objects related to the theme will be placed. The idea for the book (apx. 24x17cm) is that a number of them has a different cover which will be different types of mattress color and design.