"Our memories are constantly transformed and diluted. Memory loses its codes, is altered and recreated. Oblivion attacks our memory and lucidity, which appears as a lightning, then dissipates instantly.
Sometimes, our memories are altered and we doubt the veracity of the images that are the material proof of what we have lived. Thus, we end up clinging to memories, which we value more than images because we believe they are vestiges of experiences. But the mind plays with them, and they vanish in themselves. Do we keep the image then? The memory?
With Santísimo Sacramento I wanted to illustrate, explain, and understand the loss of memory caused by Alzheimer or dementia. In this case, it's about my parents and my ancestors. Through photographs, negatives and my own reminiscences, I have tried to recreate their memories as an excuse to anchor my memory against the whirlwind of oblivion. "
Agustín Zuluaga was born in 1960 in Medellín, Colombia. He is an architect and holds a master degree in landscape design. He is also a photographer and a teacher. His work is based on the deconstruction and reconstruction of the memory, and the reality of the images. Santísimo Sacramento is his first book.
Second self-published edition, El Retiro, Colombia, 2018
Artist, designer and editor: Agustín Zuluaga Olarte
Hardcover + slipcase
40 pages / 45 images
Printed on an EPSON TX420W using Earth pact-Propal 120g + Kraft 120g
Each copy includes a signed and numbered photogravure
Edition of 200 copies
17.5 x 25 cm