In Cuerpo a cuerpo, Sacco works with heliography, a largely obsolete printing technique, using this method to transfer images onto everyday objects. In this case, Sacco prints photos of protests from newspapers onto found ribbons of wood, placing special emphasis on light projection to create a specific presence. The fragmentation of the captured images often renders the protests unrecognizable, lending the piece a certain timelessness and granting it a universal air.
GRACIELA SACCO (1956–2017)
From the series Cuerpo a cuerpo [Body to Body]
Photographic inlay on 43 wood fragments
Gift from Fundación Espacio V, in process, 2020