Felix R Cid - X
Felix R Cid - X
Felix R. Cid - X (signed), 2017
Humans are turning Earth into a frantic overpopulated planet. Cid was looking for a subject that would allow him to create an imaginary interpretation of reality produced under the influence of a globalized society that is overwhelmed with physical information. Macro electronic music gatherings are unique documents of our socio-economic and socio- political times. Because of the new social media influences and the post-internet era, these events have come to be one of the most popular ways for young generations to gather all over the world. In 2015, 44 million people will attend 19,000 electronic music events all over the world. These venues show a world with no boundaries. They represent a physical example of a completely globalized planet.
From Romania to Australia, Cid traveled to twelve different countries and three continents to photograph in these events where he photograph for days and nights. Once in the studio Cid unifies hundreds of his photographs to create holistic, composite images. The photographs play with opposite ideas of representation. What at first resembles a dense abstract image, upon closer range, it transforms into an extremely detailed pictorial description of each individual. Looking at the final photographs, what the viewer sees does not in fact exist. It never did. The photographs materialize a constructed fiction created from hundreds of different points in spaces and moments in times. Surpassing conventional ideas of documentation, each photograph is a map of a fictional world, provoking tension between what we are capable of perceiving with our eyes and what we think we know.
Felix R. Cid was born in Madrid in 1976. He graduated from a GS program at International Center of Photography in 2005 and he holds a MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art since 2012. In 2013, Cid was a recipient of the Single Artist 2013 NYFA Fellowship and the 2013 Gregory Millard Fellow mention. In 2015 he was awarded with the Bronx Museum AIM Fellowshipand his work was exhibited at the Bronx Calling Exhibition, the Bronx Museum Biennial 2015. He works and lives in New York.
Design - Juan Astasio Soriano
8 x 12" perfect-bound offset softcover
Limited edition of 300 copies
The monograph is available in two options:
1 - Book Only (signed) - $40
2 - Book (signed) with poster - $50