Angel I. Chiriboga |eks|
I am interested in exploring one of the primary inhibitors to my sleep: cancer. Four years ago, my father was diagnosed with cancer. The fact that I am both far away from home, and that cancer is synonymous with having an expiration date, has made my head spin day and night.
Because of this, I want to explore the ubiquity of this disease. By using x-ray imagery in my photographs, I pretend to make “invisible visible... and express the continuous presence of the past contained within us” as David Maisel wrote. With the use of x-ray images of unknown people, I am trying to represent an illness that is at once unfamiliar to many, but still constant presence in our society. Through the incorporation of radiographs in different spaces, I am attempting to represent these seemingly disconnected connections.