Silvia Elorduy completed the Ethereal series in 2014. The young protagonist of these shots is none other than the photographer, who portrays herself in the nude, prey to incessant and impetuous motion. The idea of movement, made visible here through the manipulation of the photographic image, evokes the way the Futurist artists of the early 20th century rendered it. Like painting and sculpture, photography – as opposed to cinema – is unable to offer a direct representation of the temporal and thus the dynamic dimension. To lend form to what is unfolding, one must turn to several devices, namely, the combination and superimposition of various temporalities. This expressive choice brings out the powerful vitality that distinguishes this motion, almost a liberating dance that captivates the woman. Nudity is never fully revealed, but is concealed between gestures and movements. The series is also characterized by its sophisticated range of colours, composed of muted and opaque tones that create a sense of lightness and incorporeality. By juxtaposing different and successive moments, Elorduy creates ethereal and elusive images that are highly evocative, destined to remain etched in our minds for a long time.