Summer Dreams (Hidden) # 1-12
Summer Dreams (Hidden) #1–12, 2012
Blue ballpoint ink on calendar, time
Each 30 × 30 cm
Twelve banal, artificial images from a calendar called “Summer Dreams, 2012” serve to question the flaws and thwarted desires of a contemporary society seeking a permanent Eldorado. Each month features a picture of an idyllic location, arousing dreams and hopes for a paradise destination at any time of the year. The artist heightens the idea of mirage or illusion by veiling the images with blue ballpoint ink, almost to the point of tearing the paper. This “dissimulation” acts as a sort of filter, a distancing device, while at the same time paving the way for all manner of imagining and geographies.