Visual Strike-

When trying to address research on photography, there have been many questions about what changed with the transition into an immaterial Post-Internet era. My concerns about this issue forced me to change how I was working with photography. I was not able to continue my visual and theoretical approach towards photography in the same way. There were so many questions that were leading up to the same place. They came to show that there is a gap, a sort of abyss.

So, in 2012 I decided to remove all the images from my website and commence a symbolic visual strike. For a thousand days people will only find on the web a text explaining this lack of images. This mandatory pause brings me the opportunity to understand my photographic and theoretical production in a new way. It was an attempt to work with visual flows instead of images themselves.

As Joan Fontcuberta wrote in his book The Fury of the Images: it was not a lack of affection beyond photography though an act of love. Having refused proposals for making visual strikes on galleries and Museums, a proposal came to me in 2018 that respected and understood the essence of the project. Curator Alexandra Laudo agreed to exhibit just the documentation of the piece. Together, we reproduced my web page with its same measurements on a lightbox and printed out 3000 posters with the original text.

Online Project

www.iralombardia.com

May, 2012 to September 2015

"A Certain Darkness"

Caixa Forum Barcelona, 2018-2019

Curator: Alexandra Laudo