Rigor Mortis I-VII
Hand made fresnel and digital printing.
5 x 30 x 46 cm.
2009

The name Rigor Mortis (stiffness of death) corresponds to the state of cadaveric stiffness that, under normal conditions, extends between 3 and 36 hours after death. Although the overall post mortem process has different phases, of which the most evident correspond to the decomposition and the skeletal, the bodies and parts preserved in formalin may express a certain tension that evokes the very moment of death, understood as the threshold between mobility and immobility, between an active vital principle that expresses itself as movement, and a final thanatic state of absolute fixity, of irreversible immobility. The proposed series, constituted by 7 works, is based on the visual exploration of the threshold between these two states, by transforming a natural hand posture into a “twitching” gesture, prior to mortuary laxity.

Galería Animal. 2010.  

Rigor Mortis I. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis I. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis I. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis II. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis II. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis II. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis III. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis III. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis III. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis IV. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis IV. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis IV. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis V. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis V. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis V. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis VI. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis VI. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis VI. Vista lateral derecha

Rigor Mortis VII. Dos vistas juntas

Rigor Mortis VII. Vista lateral izquierda

Rigor Mortis VII. Vista lateral derecha

Vista lateral izquierda

Vista lateral derecha

Galería Concreta. Matucana 100. Vista frontal