La Orilla Infinita

La Orilla Infinita (The Infinite Shore)” (2018) is a photo essay that explores the entanglement of three histories on the Canary Islands brought together by the surrounding sea: The Spanish colonization and genocide of the indigenous communities in the 15th century, the fascist coup that was initiated from the islands in 1936 while Francisco Franco was stationed there, and the mass arrival and drowning of migrants coming from West Africa in the present.

Through the use of a formal approach that draws upon the history of tourist photography, travel slideshows, and experimental documentary, these three historical conjunctures are approached as being expressive of three distinct yet interconnected regimes of power (colonial, fascist, & neoliberal) that were/are accompanied by three forms of revolt (indigenous, anarchist/communist/republican, & undocumented).