La Hora de la Verdad

This serie has been shot in Arles, during the bullfighting season of Easter Feria, from March to May 2012. I have been offered to follow the organization of this event, from the very beginning of its preparation, to the final hour of the bulls. « La Hora de la Verdad » (meaning : the moment of truth) is the very precise moment when the torero does no longer have the bull in sight and has to dagger his sword in the withers of the animal. A suspended moment when anything can happen.

I chosed to focus on a selection of gestures and sacralized moments, behind the scene as not to represent the show. I did not want to give credit of the entertainment, but to organize this series in a symbolical way, as a reference to ancient myths, using the figure of the minotaur, half-human, half-beast, to open a question about the tight relation between nature and culture.

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La Hora de la Verdad

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