Go to Become
[ EPF FINALIST ]
Go to Become Is a fictional record inspired by Lycanthropy telltales that take Barcelona night-club scene as the main stage, where for its clubbers, the use of alcohol, psychoactive substances and the beats of techno, are a way to achieve a basic state of being in which people is lead by their innermost instincts, like Werewolves.
The idea of Transformation and the longing for a change to come in the aftermath of a great socio-economical crisis in Europe are key to the work.
An entheogen, from Greek language, literally means “generating God within.”
It is a psychoactive substance that induces a spiritual experience and traditionally have been used to supplement many diverse practices geared towards achieving transcendence.
But this transformation takes place only once a week, almost like an spiritual ritual in which its practitioners can escape from reality,
Almost touching the void,
almost touching God’s hand.
Born in Tarragona on 30 October of 1991, David studied Plastic Arts from 2009 to 2012 where he found his way of expression and started exploring photography.
In 2015, David embarked on a year-long placement at several refugee centres in Belgium as part of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). This experience gave raise to his work “The Long Way Home”, which was published in the British Journal of Photography’s September 2016 issue and was exhibited at the City University of New York that same year.
He reached the final in Burn Magazine’s 2015 Emerging Photographer Fund and was shortlisted for the renowned Gomma Photography Grant award in 2016.
With a passion for artistic expression and creativity, David Molina balances his time between his own photographic practice and his work as Artistic Director of La Nuu Photography Festival, held in Rubí (Barcelona).
The Emerging Photographer Fund is supported by generous donors to the Magnum Foundation