Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I'll let Issac say it best:
Cement eclipses is a research project about the urban space, in-between sculpture and photography. Sculpture is used as a starting point and photography as a witness to the execution of installations for later publishing or exhibition. The small pieces (25 cm. approx.) are made in cement, then reproduced with silicone molds. The figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which human being leaves his role of citizen merging with the city and slowly becoming part of urban furniture.
Then confirming its voluntary isolation/alienation from nature, hiding himself among sidewalks, streets, walls, etc. and transforming little by little the urban environment in its natural habitat.
This project started in 2006 as a nomad project and as a continuous process, combining urban installation and street art. Cement eclipses was developed in urban areas of several European cities including Berlin, London, Brussels, Liege, Barcelona, Vigo, etc. Most of the photographs in this dossier have been realised in London, where I currently reside, between September 2008 and January 2009.
- Artist Statement, Issac Cordal
Check it out here.