35 mm film, digitalized, 2:13 min

I created this piece using an analog toy camera that allows me to record using regular 35mm film.
I went to a beach I used to go to when I was little and I took the camera with me into the sea. I submerged myself in the water just for a few seconds, enough time for the water to touch the film and start transforming it.

What you can see in the video is the imprint of the salty water on the film and how this encounter damaged and/or transformed what I had recorded. However, the video preserves a very very aqueous aesthetic, even dreamlike. 

I edited this piece together with sounds I had been recording on different shores while researching my project “El Mar son las Raíces” in which I explore the interconnection between memory, grief, and the Mediterranean.