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Oaxaca, September 2007

In the act of photographing the nude female body for the documentary Whispers of Lights by Alberto Resendiz, Nigenda reflected on how tact is another way of looking. In the texts from this series the sensations of that subtle bodily contact between two people who do not see one another but feel reciprocally are perceived, in a tactile exploration—going from head to foot—of a woman waiting to be seen.

The arrangement of the braille in this series is the most complex of any of Nigenda’s work. In these pieces he not only breaks with the linear layout of the writing he also fragments the words on separate lines, he writes from right to left or he mixes horizontal and vertical writing.