«Territorio Archivo», by Chus Domínguez, at Fundación Cerezales, León

Projects — 2012

Territorio Archivo, or «Archive Territory» [territorioarchivo.org], is a work-in-progress promoted by filmmaker Chus Domínguez and developed by Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia [www.fcayc.org/en], Peñaranda Cultural Centre (part of Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez) [cds.fundaciongsr.com], and a group of so-called “domestic preservers”.

The photographs that make up the family albums of the residents in the surrounding regions of the Foundation build up the axis around which the project delves.

Before the implementation of this project, which, for many reasons, did not conform to conventional archival work, in 2011 the Fundación Cerezales invited me to take part in an internal discussion so as to explore the project’s potential, along with other professionals from various fields: studies cultural, film, archival, documentation, image theory, data visualization and information structure.