“Las flores mueren dos veces” is a project that explores a parent-child relationship filled with loss, silence, death, life, and reconciliation.

My father died when I was 15, but I was not told it was a suicide until I turned 30. It was then that I started to revisit the images, places, and memories that were left behind. After receiving this new information, I started to revisit my family archive and the last garden where my father worked, using various digital strategies for altering the images.

By revisiting family albums and manipulating the structural data of the photographs in them, I deconstruct the images and narratives associated with them using a glitch or digital error as a tool. At the same time, a three-dimensional representation of the garden using photogrammetry addresses issues related to the plasticity of memory, represented in the plants that my father grew, which are still alive today. Photography serves here as a starting point to question personal narratives and explore a newly created universe where plants serve as a bridge.

Bio: Cristóbal Ascencio Ramos is a Mexican visual artist. His work focuses on the relationship between images and memory, and how we construct different realities from this correspondence. His practice expands to new forms of the image such as virtual reality, data manipulation and photogrammetry.
He was selected for Foam Talent 2024-25 and Plat(t)form 2023 by Fotomuseum Winterthur. He was included in the “Ones to Watch 2022” list by the BJP. His work has been exhibited in the 2024 edition of PhotoEspaña, Getxo Photo Festival 2022, and Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2021. He received the 1st prize for the portfolio reviews at Art Photo Bcn and Panorámic Festival in 2022. He was the recipient of the Mexican Grant for emerging artists from “Jovenes Creadores” (FONCA, 2022-2023).