Relacions. Relació del cos amb elements naturals. El cos cobert de sorra, 1975/2020

Relationships. The Body’s Relationship with Natural Elements. The Body Covered with Sand, 1975/2020
Photograph, 5 photographs: 42 x 42 cm each

The group of photographs entitled Relacions (Relationships) documents two series of actions. Relació del cos amb elements naturals (The Body's Relationship with Natural Elements, 1975) is a sequence of images that shows Miralles’ body being gradually covered by a range of natural elements until it is completely enveloped, as if she were making an entire dress of stones, soil, grass or straw. These actions demonstrate the connections between the human body and the various materials. Relació del cos amb elements naturals en accions quotidianes (The Body’s Relationship with Natural Elements in Everyday Actions, 1975) consists of images that examine some of our actions in our everyday lives: breathing, looking, washing, eating, strolling or smoking. The images constitute a kind of photographic record or diary, a catalogue of daily actions selected by Miralles. What acts do we denote in our day-to-day routines? What are the actions that we would connote? Are breathing, looking, eating, strolling or smoking a way of talking about our lives?

Technical details

Original title:
Relacions. Relació del cos amb elements naturals. El cos cobert de sorra
Registration number:
Miralles, Fina
Date created:
Date acquired:
On loan
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Inkjet print on paper
5 photographs: 42 x 42 cm each (height x width)
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of the artist
© Fina Miralles
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