One's Own Arena

One’s Own Arena creates an arena of visual relationships in the city of Toyama, Japan, portraying men and women in their own circle of confidence and the city’s dark alleys, bars, plants and objects. All is mixed among sequences of intimate images of women in his hotel room, working as studies of the body, a trademark of Cortes' work.Key to the exploration are the surfaces: skin, texture, light and shadow and even film itself is revealed as the essence of what is to be known.

One's Own Arena was exhibited at Fundação EDP/MAAT Musem (Lisbon, 2015 ) and published as book by Pierre von Kleist editions.

One's Own Arena, Pierre von Kleist editions, 2015. See images of the book here.
One's Own Arena, Fundação EDP, Lisbon. Exhibition views here.