A sonic experiment in geolocative narrative that is built with found information from the Internet in real time while walking down the streets. The actual city and its digital experience are collapsed in a sonic drift that sometimes relates to the context and other times presents itself in an completely abstract way.This book includes a text generated by the Las Calles Habladas (Spoken Streets) app while walking through the streets of Valencia on April 11, 2016.
“Brasil, país do futuro” (Brazil, Land of the Future) is almost an axiom, an automatic enouncing, something like “Paris, City of Light” or “New York, the Big Apple”. Epithets that might derive from the ones given to monarchs: “Peter the Great”, “Ivan the Terrible” or “Richard the Lionhearted”. On this occasion, Carla Zaccagnini proposes an investigation on the Brazilian territory, its people and its natural resources, tracing a series of publications such as Stefan Zweig’s homonimous book that, since the beginning of the twentieth century, illustrate ideas of future and progress that resonates with our present.
Artist’s book Esperpento (November, 2014) was created by combining aerial views of Spain obtained from “Google Earth” and extracts from Ramón María del Valle Inclán’s “Bohemian Lights”. Valle Inclán’s play, published in 1920, reflects the Spanish society of the time, among other things. The play spares no one, every class is victim and contributor of a deteriorated society. Iñigo Royo’s work reminds us how the reality Valle describes still exists nowadays.
Artist’s book romance de las plazas (abril, 2013) was published as a consequence of the exhibition Contra Tàpies which took place at the Fundación Antoni Tàpies between March and June of 2013. This publication created in collaboration with Editorial Concreta shows Isaias Griñolo’s body of work in which a series of texts, images, poems and conversations interpret the current political context in Spain. In this regard romance de las plazas presents Antonio Orihuela and Isabel Pérez Montalbán’s poems as well as a final combined text called Compro Oro.
Artist’s book Timelines (April, 2014) by Lia Perjovschi illustrates a chronology of events built by the juxtaposition of images and text that shape the subjective history of the world from the Stone Age to date. In addition, a series of notes and key words developed by the artist narrate those events revealing her particular vision of the world.
Following the example of French and British railway companies, C.P. (Portuguese Railways) built houses and social facilities between 1910-20, to support its employees and their families. Key projects implemented during the first quarter of the twentieth century included the Boneca neighbourhood, for retired railway workers, and the Vila Verde neighbourhood, in the alignment of the Bairro Camões neighbourhood.
"For me press images are an endless source of material with which to work in one way or another. A long time ago, I realised that, almost unconsciously, I was collecting groups of photographs in a folder without a specific theme. Later on, going through them, I noticed that the female figure was a recurrent subject. I selected them because they caught my attention, they talked to me, or they simply attracted my attention. When I understood that there was that link between them, I felt that maybe there were more images of women than men in the media, so I decided to pick up several newspapers and count their photographs. However, the surprise came when I found that it wasn’t like that at all."