by Ariadna Zierold
Check out Mexico City-based photographer Rodrigo Alcocer‘s new series Sungazing. He is interested in how photography -in terms of practice and discipline- is inserted into and reacts to widespread production and consumption of images in our culture at this particular historical moment.
Alcocer is currently working in transitions of photography, and how we read our context from the increasingly dominant strategies and methods of the digital world (mass/widespread production) as opposed to the methods and practices regarding photography in contemporary art (large format, chemical photography and seriality). He thinks that in this range of changes reside many ways to continue reflecting and exploring different natures of the photo in a world where all we do is edit, show and share images.
Sungazing is an atlas, a growing archive of photo objects achieved from physical transfer to large format film of time-lapses of sunrises and sunsets collected from web platforms generated digital videos and shared by Youtube users.