“You’re not here anymore” opening
You´re not here anymore is a compact work done by the photographer and university professor Alfonso de Castro. It is made up of a set of photographs and texts compiled in three volumes in dinA5 format, of which volumes I and II have so far been published through the 112books publishing house. Part of this photographic work along with the books will be presented in the exhibition that will open on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the 112Gallery gallery, located inside the Nau Bostik in Barcelona and which bears the same name as the books: You´re not here anymore. As the author Alfonso de Castro perfectly expresses when describing his work in You´re not here anymore:
I think that this work refers above all to a certain feeling of loss. We know that all photography has a melancholic component – taking it to the extreme, all photography is by the fact of being photography, melancholic.
These photographs I suppose are a certification and at the same time a consequence of what Bauman calls liquid modernity, we have become emotional tramps, incapable of supporting the weight of a bond, whatever it may be. In these photographs, they were and are no longer, as in the poem. It is in any case Barthes ça-a-eté. Paraphrasing Michals: “This photograph are my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us and she embraced me”.