TIDE | David Corona

TIDE body work proposes the representation of an alternating world that combines, on one hand, the concrete reality, and on the other hand, memories, collective unconscious and fictions. This world is an overlapping accumulation of outer and inner elements united by philosophical concepts that “fictionalize” the landscape. In this case a tide phenomenon brings about in its natural cycle an alteration of the space that regularly transform in two visions on the same “ landscape”. In essence TIDE recreates a phenomenon, applying to a certain scenes what we know and what we can imagine about a flood or a simply occupation of the water. TIDE raises some possibilities of what we can infer about a documentary action or representation from unexpected presence or absence of water, whether one is witness of a disaster or a miracle and ultimately interpretations on a possible message oriented towards ecological or symbolic matter.


Color print on Epson Pro paper with a margin of 1.5 mm inside polypropylene cover,
plus printed texts on acid-free paper inside a black leather box
Polptych of 12
Edition of 12 + 1 Edition Proof + 1 Exhibition Copy
12 by 12 inches each

Artist statement
Since nearly 2000, I experimented working on the new media technologies as a way of having immediate images. Soon digital video and photography, provide to be a useful tools to develop a language based on a cinematic view, where is possible to construct a particular reality often associated to the alternate world, where my intention is deconstructing reality by modifying it, surpassing its documentary elements to create my own comments along my vision of the World.

David Corona, (1968) Among his solo exhibitions are, “Partes de ninguna parte”, “ON”, “Jardín Secreto”, “Un aire de ciudad”, (México); Revês de Veille, Epi Condorcet, Rennes, France. His work has been exhibited in the mayor Mexican cities, Paris, Montreal and China. He has published in several catalogs and cultural magazines such as, The New Yorker, Photo Icon (issue #10). He participated in the exchange supporting program for multimedia projects from Mexico City’s National Arts Center and University of Toronto. Awards, 1st. prize at 2nd Fahrenheit Magazine photography contest. Acquisition prize at 6th Puebla de los Ángeles Biennale. Granted with the 2009 Creators Fellowship by Jalisco State. His work appears within the collection of Universidad Iberoamericana, University of Guadalajara and Guangdong Museum of Art, China.