For May 1, you need to open yourself to the meanderings of an artist.
Around the world, May 1 is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the worker - Labour Day. Workers around the world wear overalls when working. The Spanish word for overalls is ‘mono’. In Spanish ‘el mono’ means apes.
So, for the May 1 installation, Spanish fashion photographer Eugenio Recuenco thinks of apes, which leads him to think of renowned director, Stanley Kubrick whose best well-known film is one of the best Sci-Fi films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
2001: A Space Odyssey was inspired by science writer, Arthur C. Clarke’s 1948 short story, "The Sentinel". The film begins in the prehistoric African veldt, a time before humans had evolved from the apes. Later, a colony of apes comes across an alien monolith, a large, solid black box standing alone on the landscape. The movie skips to the year 2001 where three astronauts with the computer called ‘HAL’.They are on a mission to Jupiter to explore an alien monolith.
In the photograph of May 1, Recuenco pays a tribute to Kubrick by putting an alien monolith in the photograph. Workers, like the astronauts, examine the strange object.
Come and see other photographs that refer to the films at 365 º from 1 June to 15 September 2021 at RCB Galleria, 2nd floor, River City Bangkok