Bend, 1999-2000/2014

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  • 7-6-20-CF-01
  • Monte Alban
  • Dianzu
  • Self_portrait
  • Mitla
  • Dianzu Stairs
  • _Bend Wall Text


Bend is a rumination on travel and legacy and connections between the past and present. Originally conceived after Fernandez photographed the Zapotec ruins of Oaxaca, Mexico during multiple trips, where she developed a narrative that connected her personal family story with the ancient ruin photographs. “Bend” is one of two sub sections from the series titled, RUIN, begun in 1999, came out of the artists travels to Oaxaca, Mexico. “Bend” seeks to bridge the gap between body and landscape by intertwining a personal travel narrative with documentary photographs of the Zapotec landscape and a performance for camera-self-portrait.

-Christina Fernandez