George Perec believed that significant experience did not come from big events or extraordinary circumstances, but from the infraordinary, i.e., the slow flow of everyday life. The pictures in Some Windows Later document the places I have inhabited over the last seven years, creating a fragmentary narrative that utilizes the window (or its respective view) as a leitmotiv to interrogate the weight of the quotidian. When looking through a window, we usually perform two actions at once: we reflect on our own subjectivity while looking out at the world. The series, which will continue to expand over time, negotiates the intricate relationship between external and internal, public and private.
Text and images © Arturo Soto