Ferry Tales

Ferry Tales is the sight of a place

Words by

Carlos Barradas

© Carlos Barradas | Ferry Tales

Ferry Tales is the sight of a place: the vision of a reality that represents at the same time the solitude and the immensity, a second and the eternity. It is the vision of something trivial that can acquire an exceptional quality in our daily life; a piece circulating, stopping, floating in space.

© Carlos Barradas | Ferry Tales

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© Carlos Barradas | Ferry Tales

The work explores the departure, the journey and the arrival of a ship. It offers a rough perspective of reality and the imaginary, trying to reflect on why the ship is the ‘heterotopia’ (places that are disturbing), because, in the words of Michel Foucault, in civilizations without boats dreams mingle, adventure is substituted by espionage and pirates by the police.

© Carlos Barradas | Ferry Tales
© Carlos Barradas | Ferry Tales
About
I am a photographer with a PhD in Anthropology. I have a European Master in Contemporary Photography at the European Design Institute in Madrid, to which I was awarded a merit scholarship. In my work I engage with ambiguity. I position my photographs in a liminal state, an anthropological concept that refers to an intermediate phase or condition in a given rite of passage. My intention is that the photographs become a receptacle in which people deposit their narratives. In that sense, they are transformed into a habitable space, where emotional statuses, memories, and social and cultural values come into play, defining one’s interpretation of the image. 

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