Ricardo Hantzschel: Sal
Sal is a poetic documentation of the process of salt manual extraction carried out in the lakes region in Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in the municipalities of Araruama and Arraial do Cabo. The work, begun in 2011, aims to emphasize aesthetic aspects of the salt extraction and its characters still active, in order to know and give visibility to a mode of production that remains unchanged since the nineteenth century. A craft that, for economic, climatic and social issues, tends to fade quietly in the next decade, with significant changes in the local landscape.
As part of the work, was realized a research on the materials in order to use the raw product extracted from salt pan and adapts it to the technique of salted paper, a sensitive support precursor of the photography created by Englishman William Henry Fox Talbot in 1834 and in which were printed the exposure copies.
The exhibition consists of 19 photographs printed on salted paper Toning (turning) gold on Fabriano paper in size 50×60 cm (60×70 cm with frame).
tue, wed, thu, fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ateliê da Imagem, Av. Pasteur, 453 Urca