Photography provides us with knowledge of the world. It leads us
through unexpected paths to diverse places: sometimes to reality
itself, occasionally it introduces us to the world of dreams; that
world that lives inside the photographer, that is awakened by
transforming oniric experiences into images.
1979 photography series made by Lucia Messeguer invites us to a
journey through this inner world. Taking as settings the San Agustin
de Acolman Convent, one of the first religious buildings in the New
World during the sixteenth century, and the Tepozotlan Convent. The
mysticism surrounding these places is chosen by Messeguer to
discover a character that seems to jump out of the artist's inner
In this series, the act of photographing transforms itself in a
dreamlike flight translated into images, where the subject and its
surroundings establish a secret dialogue.
These photographs invite us, spectators, to participate by
It was Gaston Bachelard who said: "... contemplation is essentially,
in us, a creative force. We feel rising in ourselves the will to
contemplate that is, at the same time, the will to involve oneself
in the movement of what is contemplated..."
Let's participate with Messeguer... And the dream becomes
México City, July 2004
Translated by Ariel Velasquez
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