X: Felix R. Cid




Humans are turning Earth into a frantic overpopulated planet. Cid was looking for a subject that would allow him to create an imaginary interpretation of reality produced under the influence of a globalized society that is overwhelmed with physical information. Macro electronic music gatherings are unique documents of our socio-economic and socio- political times. Because of the new social media influences and the post-internet era, these events have come to be one of the most popular ways for young generations to gather all over the world. In 2015, 44 million people will attend 19,000 electronic music events all over the world. These venues show a world with no boundaries. They represent a physical example of a completely globalized planet.

From Romania to Australia, Cid traveled to twelve different countries and three continents to photograph in these events where he photograph for days and nights. Once in the studio Cid unifies hundreds of his photographs to create holistic, composite images. The photographs play with opposite ideas of representation. What at first resembles a dense abstract image, upon closer range, it transforms into an extremely detailed pictorial description of each individual. Looking at the final photographs, what the viewer sees does not in fact exist. It never did. The photographs materialize a constructed fiction created from hundreds of different points in spaces and moments in times. Surpassing conventional ideas of documentation, each photograph is a map of a fictional world, provoking tension between what we are capable of perceiving with our eyes and what we think we know.

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