Kalendae

KALENDAE

Mask and rituals from european southwest.

Romans called “Kalendae” the first 15 days of the month of January. Those are very special and festive days that has been changing during millenniums.

There is no a clear origin about the ancestral rites that take place every year for the whole Europe. This work, takes as starting point those Roman festive days and has been making in the last ten years into Spain (The Iberian Peninsula), during the winter solstice to carnival.

The images, far of a documental, anthropological or etnographic intention, express the changing show year by year, focus in strange situations, in a sense of a society cartoon, ancestral, present and future. Mask characters, zoomorph or in a different gender, dramatized parodies, social critics, fertility rites or light celebration when days are longer, means the fears and worries of our societies without a definition time.