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Letters to my Mother
128 pages
25 x 21 cm.
2015-2017
50 copies in soft cover
6 AP Hard cover

"What was forbidden in Spain during the dictatorship?", I ask my mother. She answers: «Living. And thinking». These words are the starting point of an epistolary conversation brimming with confessions about our intimacy and daily life over different ages. After ten years of living abroad, this exchange is
an attempt to grasp the various narratives that conditioned my upbringing, in a country where Catholic religion and Francoism were the o cial doctrine until a year before my birth. In this experimental correspondence we each use the language most familiar to us: I draw, she writes. Letters to my mother collects a total of nine letters whose strokes and marks draw unexpected relations.

This correspondence is part of the larger project called Epistolary Drawings. Epistolary drawings is an experimental correspondence, within the realm of writing-reading-drawing, that questions how personal biography is conditioned by political structures (and vice versa) and imagines new political imaginaries (and acknowledges everyday micro-resistances) to reposition ourselves and reconstruct our stories.

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Cartas a mi madre
128 páginas
25 x 21 cm
2015-2017
50 copias en tapa blanda
6 PA en rústica

“¿Qué estaba prohibido durante la dictadura en España?”, le pregunto a mi madre. Ella contesta: “Vivir. Y pensar”. Éste es el detonante de una conversación epistolar llena de confesiones sobre nuestra intimidad y la cotidianidad de distintas épocas. Después de 10 años de vivir en el extranjero, este intercambio es un intento por acercarme las narrativas que condicionaron mi educación, en un país donde la religión católica y el franquismo dejaron de ser o ciales un año antes de mi nacimiento. Cartas a mi madre es una correspondencia experimental, en la que cada una escribimos con el lenguaje que nos resulta más familiar: yo dibujo, ella escribe. Nueve cartas en total, cuyos trazos dibujan relaciones inesperadas.

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