By Rafael Soldi | Published February 25, 2016
Rafael Soldi: Throughout our recent conversation you repeatedly brought up the idea of theatre in relation to your work. What is your relationship to theatre and how does it influence the subjects that you choose to explore?
Alejandra Carles-Tolra: I have always been fascinated with understanding how identities are created and shaped by our surroundings. Growing up I spent many hours taking theatre classes, and for a while that was my way of exploring different personalities, understanding the creation of identities, and the performance of roles. When an actor or actress performs a role according to a script our perception of their individual identity is shaped through their performance, as they become their character. Similarly, I am interested in exploring and questioning how we perceive people based on the roles they play and the groups they are part of. In addition, I am visually drawn to theatre’s dramatic lighting, which enhances the performer's’ gestures, and I attempt to bring that into my work.
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