“Infraestructura Intangible” explores the space and the organization of control of Rodalies RENFE through a selection of photographs of points on the railway network of Catalonia that are considered problematic. These black spots are identified by the company itself as places where, for various reasons, trains slow down or run into difficulties. The lack of information on the operation of the railway network is combined with visual ambiguity of the photographed spaces.
Infrastructures are hidden power structures that are not shown to us as they are, because they find themselves connected to political power in an invisible way. In the same way as with the train, the roads or the sewer network, infrastructures cross our lives in a permanent and transversal ways. Although unconsciously, the relationship that each society establishes with these it is impregnated with political, economic, territorial and ecological ideology.
Graduated in Photography and Contemporary Creation at Idep Barcelona and currently she’s teaching there in the first year.
She researches about the hidden control practices of power and questions them from photography and artistic research, accessing these power structures and scenarios to create projects like the ones that have been awarded in several calls.
Some of her projects have been selected for the Unseen Dummy Award d’Amsterdam, Descubrimientos Photoespaña, Encontro Artistas Novos, SCAN Photobooks, Photogenic Festival, FIFTijuana de Mèxic, l’Embarrat de Tàrrega, Viphoto, Sala d’Art Jove and Art Photo Bcn among others.
© text and pictures by Paula Artés