Our society has changed while traditions remain the same as they did centuries ago. Traditions define our customs, our beliefs and our ways of doing.
Inspired by Christmas traditions, I feel a disconnection to the origin of these celebrations, maybe because religion has changed, while consumerism has become the engine of life. We have lost faith and belief in religion, even though we still follow traditions such as the nativity scene displayed in our homes.
Genesis, inspired by the need to redefine traditions, looks to revise the nativity scene in contemporary society.
Traditional nativity scenes were not the only ones made to celebrate the existence of God, but also to represent country life and traditional jobs.
So far, Genesis has taken the idea of representing the contemporary scenes of our society with materials that reinforce such context. Materials are taken from three of the different environments in which we live today. One is made from moss; another from dust, and another from marine sponge, all of them weaved with wool and viscose.
11:15-32 exhibition photographies by Laura Fernandes