Virtual Exhibition Signs
48th Salon de Montrouge, May 2003
Virtual photo exhibition, France Casa Brazil, December 2003
Virtual photo exhibition, 4th International Biennial of Photograph and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium, 2004
In any pilgrimage there are SIGNS. On the Way of St. James – commonly known by its name in Spanish, El Camino de Santiago – for example, the yellow arrows that go unnoticed to those who are not pilgrims, are the SIGNS. To the layman, the arrows are the SIGNS that we face throughout life, and do not understand the meaning of.
Along the Camino de Santiago the SIGNS are multiple. A name engraved in a tree trunk, a number, a dot, a series; they are not pretty or ugly, true or false, they are just signs. In every color and trace exists an embedded code, a secret, revealed only to those who are willing to decipher it.
Christina Oiticica collects signs lost in the countryside and recreates them in photographs. The images are born of a negotiation between the object – which was photographed – and the effects generated by the computer. It emerges from the photographs what the SIGNS are.