What does globalisation mean for ordinary people? How is it transforming cities and ecosystems? The most obvious and appalling consequence of globalisation is climate change. There is less and less forest and much more waste everywhere. Globalisation also entails increasing mobility: images and ideas fly, people and money fly and flee, animals try to flee. Mobility thus makes certain rare scenes possible.
Globalization is widening the wealth gap within countries while narrowing differences in wealth among countries. The traditional division between developing and developed countries no longer applies. Poverty in wealthy countries is unbearable. Islands of wealth are proliferating in deprived environments. As people and items travel faster, one just need to sit and see rare scenes taking place in front of her. The world is going mad as we move towards self-destruction.
This series of fifteen photo-compositions is an attempt to create a bit unsound yet possible scenes in the midst of globalization, but it also refers to the architecture of the photographic archive, to the archive (physical and virtual) as a conceptual matrix that should be reviewed and rethought. Each photo-collage is made up of a simple, not overly refined, combination of two photographic images taken in points of the planet that are distant both in geographical and wealth terms. ‘Two worlds in one world’ in this way becomes ‘two worlds in one scene’.