Return to the Phantomland by Rubén García Marrufo

What happens when phantom land becomes physical?

Rubén discusses the roles that geography, ecology, and personal history play in the experience of returning home. The need to belong often clashes with the stronger need to retain our otherness, when we move from place to place. Home transforms with the distance of memories, the sound of place and the sight of landscape.

 Photo by Mario Gallucci

Photo by Mario Gallucci

The work reflects on the sense of abandonment that manifests politically both in Mexico and Mexicali, Rubén's native lands, as well as on a social/internal scale. 

 Photo by Mario Gallucci

Photo by Mario Gallucci