The first exhibition for the Openhouse Gallery is dedicated to photo project of Mari Luz Vidal “Mariona y yo“, a sensitive and intimate work where the photographer shares an emotional journey to her childhood with which she managed to resume contact that was lost with Mariona, her friend and accomplice through adolescence, with which she lived a childhood which was wild, creative, exciting and full of life
The scenario of the photographs is the City of Air, a military urbanization in Murcia, where took place the adventures of these two young girls. Mari Luz leads us through this journey with a series of texts like a child’s journal describing the emotions of the girl that was, in contrast to the images of the City of Air as it is today, in the eye of an adult, 16 years later, till they reach the room of Mariona.
The images distil memories and stories that for Mari Luz Vidal are contained in every corner of this urban development in which her infancy took place, inviting the spectator to do a similar exercise of imagination and investigation of their own childhood.
The exhibition is composed of 20 original copies on Hahnemuhler paper and has a space dedicated to the development of the project, with an audio recording where you listen to the texts and a notebook containing the creation processes.
The project “Mariona y yo” has been published in the latest edition of the Ojo de Pez, the documentary photography magazine, and exposed and projected at the Festival de Fotografía Emergente de Granada. .