The Human PapillomaVirus Project
Human Papillomavirus Low risk group, 2016
The warts produced by the replication of this virus affect directly deforming the image of a person. From a social view, is the beginning of segregation besides of putting at stake the self-esteem and the intimacy.
ABOUT THE HPV PROJECT
Throughout my career as a Medical Doctor I have had the opportunity to get to know and investigate the human papillomavirus and its relationship to cervical cancer. My work is a critical review that reveals a potentially threatening virus that is in most cases transmitted by men and suffered by women.
I realized that by observing the behavior of this virus it is possible to identify behaviors in which we participate as a society. In other words, I try to see under a microscope human relationships focused on issues that have to do with love, death, inequality and emptiness. This work includes key aspects that have positioned cervical cancer as one of the main pathologies of the female population worldwide, making it one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. It exposes the immune inequality which seeks to protect the victim but not the vector who transmits the virus. That is, in our health care system girls between 9 and 12 years old are vaccinated against this virus, nevertheless boys are not vaccinated.
I am seeking the recognition of the fact that there is no legislation that prohibits spreading cancer which results in planting time bombs. This three-dimensional work represents the virus and at the same time makes visible a problem that lives in silence, discrimination, anonymity and ignorance.
HPV Capsule, 2016
High risk Human Papillomavirus, 2016
"The pieces of the artistic project simply titled HPV are solved by the strategy of showing the virus. Having people an image of what can happen in your body, collapses the myth that "nothing happens".
First, he performs 3D digital renders of viruses based on microscope photographs, as well as their structure. Subsequently prints them in three dimensions to have a digital matrix and work from it. Finally, in this series, the forms are made in ceramic in a very consistent way, because both this technique and the virus itself, involve dramatic changes in temperature in its realization / destruction. Treatments to kill the virus are destructive, and consist of burning or freezing the affected area. Ceramics follow very similar processes. In the case of the ceramics of Joselo Ortiz the colors are in function to the different degrees of malignity of the viruses of this family. High-risk HPV is black, and low-risk HPV is white."
(Abstract from full text)
Untitled (Commitment ring), 2017
"In life and death. In health and sickness."
HPV Roses, 2017
One of ten infected women will present the evolution of the virus into a precancerous lesion.
One in ten (Black roses), 2016.
Glazed ceramic virus and glass stem
Glazed ceramic virus 6 x 6 x 6 cm / 2.3 in
Glass stem 40 cm / 15.7 in
Who would think that in an action of love, death could exist?
HPV Rose, 2016.
One in ten cases of cancer in women are cervical cancer.
Untitled (Pendulum video), 2016.
The virus chooses one out of ten infected people to stay, persist and in many cases progress to cancer.