Nothing dies…
Jackie MacRae


Who has not been tempted to look for a keyhole? What if we encourage ourselves and in doing so we discover a poetic universe of mist, mystery and suggestive landscapes? This is the universe described by MacRae through the pinhole photography, peering through a small hole … called estenopo, which gives its name to the technique. In her exhibition at ´ace we explore the intersections between this primitive form of photography and contemporary printmaking techniques: the change of scale, support and material recreate the essence of these images and give them new contents. AC


‘Nothing Dies Everything Transforms’, explored the realms of drawing that run parallel with a collaboration of pinhole and camera-less photography. Exhibiting negative images creates a sense of place straying far from the usual photographic image and presenting the photolithographic plates echoed my adoration of process.

Through the juxtaposition of my visual language and elements of natural enchantment, I create microcosms; pinhole portals into a nostalgic otherworld. These portals stimulate a reflection of a place we recognize, evoking a sense of metamorphosis, fragility and refuge.

This ignites an overwhelming mortality; delicate details of our everyday landscape are thus transformed. This transformation allows for a reconciliation of various contradictory aspects of existence such as: the outdoor with the indoor, night and day, magic and reality, black and white, and even life and death.

Jackie MacRae
1988 | England
Lives in Essex, England

2013 | Master of Art and Design, Loughborough University, UK
2010 | BA in Multi Media Textile Art, Loughborough University, UK
She completed a Master’s in Art and Design at Loughborough University, while working as Artist in Residence at St. George’s College in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jackie’s work has been exhibited at Visionaire 2010 Brick Lane, London, in Loughborough and Essex

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

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38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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