Zoom nº92

Elena Calvo Polo


Experimental piece constructed from images from the author's family archive, a set of 11 tapes covering trips and vacations from 2005 to 2009. In the process of reviewing this material, Elena Calvo is struck by the recurrent and abusive use of zoom, where the camera allows an extension of the being and reaches to see things that are too far away for the human eye.

The piece functions as a compilation and arrangement of zoomed-in material in which parallels and contrasts appear between different spaces of supposed tourist interest. It generates a dialogue and visual connections with places and monuments, leaving the people who visit them in second place. An absence that characterizes the artist's entire archive, where familiar figures only appear in sporadic moments.

Zoom nº92 reflects and explores the possibilities of home cinema and archives. She works with appropriation and resignification, extracting images from their original function and context to give rise to new meanings.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Zoom nº92
  • Direction: Elena Calvo Polo
  • Production: 2022.
  • Duration: 00:05:20
  • Languages: without dialogue
  • Original format: Mini DV
  • Formats: HD 720 x 576
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Creative Commons