The House that Bleeds
To: Beto, David, Nacho y Daniel.
“A people without memory is condemned to repeat its mistakes.”
Guerrero is one of the states in Mexico most plagued by organized crime; it is the second poorest state and one of the country’s most violent. In 2013 we lost three members of my partner's family. After these events, I began documenting my family and tried to capture the psychological and emotional fractures generated (in mothers, children and siblings) by a loss within the family unit. To achieve this, I worked with concepts of: pain, emptiness, absence, loneliness. I am looking to find social and cultural keys that will allow me to create a personal testimony surrounding the issue that manifests in families following an unexpected death. Through this testimony and this particular case, I wanted to speak about the relationship with intimate space, where the personal is social. As such, I try to represent the situation in which many families in this region of the country live, and the rupture of the social fabric in Mexico.