“Now if six turned out to be nine, I don’t mind, I don’t mind […] Dig, ’cause I got my own world to live through…” -Jimi Hendrix, “If 6 was 9”.
Ibiza 69 is the second installment in Juan Barte’s trilogy on the island of Ibiza.
Just as his first work, Ibiza Blanco Desnudo, Ibiza Naked White, it’s an attempt to bring back to life the Mediterranean dreamland present in our collective memory, in the hope to raise awareness on the issues threatening the island.
Still in the works, Ibiza 69 takes us deeper under the island’s skin as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand.
This series of photographies is a sensuous hallucinatory black and white dreamscape shaped together in hypnotic rhythm. Teetering between fiction and reality, herein a world whose borders are fluid and blurry, where six may turn out to be nine.