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May we be saved from indifference

Monday, 21 April 2014 13:00 Written by Angélica Abelleyra  
Is violence an ongoing ritual in response to our indifference and silence? Can an image exhort us to compassion, solidarity and resistance?

With her constructed photographs, sound installations and videos, Ambra Polidori (Mexico City, 1954) wonders and confront us, without even answering. She addresses the concept of territory, explores the internal geography of displaced persons, travels through the mental landscapes of different persons, and offers us a range of visual metaphors to save us from indifference.

She first approached this interest through writing in the Unomasuno newspaper and in various magazines and catalogues, from 1977. Then, in the 1980s, she took up the camera and began to focus on the scenarios that feed her uncertainty, war, prejudice towards others and resistance to apathy.

Text originally published in La Jornada Semanal (June 10 2001).
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