"In this environment we are living, there are many things that put me in tension. I am worried that we do not react to the social disgrace. I want to know more about the functioning of human consciousness and image. How this image manages to transcend today, despite being in the era of technology and "fake news". Something complicated because these days, we believe everything that happens around us is science fiction movies. And it is not."
Sard tries to convert to "real" what we see, putting more feelings and less story. For her, best images to create the tension needed are those with two simultaneous interpretations, two indivisible halves. One half acts as a Trojan horse and the second half as the Greek warriors behind the wooden hatch. First half tries to help us as a prologue, putting us in a position to make what is about to come more credible; the second half is the one that throws the incendiary arrow at us, charged with the truth. The truth that something has changed, that something “is not as it should be”. That something is wrong.
In her work, white color represents that view of what we perceive outwardly with the eyes, the “storyboard”, a linear reading of our environment. But in this half image, it is necessary to hide another part of the same image, the one that really evokes emotion. This second part is usually represented with black colour. Black represents what we perceive from the eyes inward: the deformity, the tension that puts us in a state of attention in the face of the unknown and danger. We enter the language of the sinister.
"Holes help me to connect everything: break the image and hint at its most sinister meaning. The image that remains recognisable works as a metaphor for me. To create tension, there has to be a beginning and an end. An initial image, the one that reminds us how it should be -projected by our memory-; and a final image as presented to us in the artwork."