Self-portrait in the Other Space

Self-portrait in the Other Space is a photographic work inspired by the heterotopias of the philosopher Michel Foucault. Heterotopias are “other spaces”, real places but separate from the normal everyday context. According to Foucault, ships are heterotopias par excellence, places without a place, separated from the rest of the world in space and time.

The photographic series was made from 2013 to 2021 and explores a number of cruise ships. Although different, the places have the same characteristics: glitz of lights, psychedelic colours, eccentric decorations and hushed atmospheres. These elements are repeated almost indefinitely and tell of the suspension of existence, represented by the cruise, where every day is the same but in a different port.

Through the series, I explored this floating fragment of space and each photograph is the testimony of a place that exists outside the ordinary, in a different time, drifting between dream and reality.