WALL

If the things locked inside walls suddenly came out into the street and shouted, they would fill the world (Federico Garcia Lorca)

 

Wall: Structure that supports the weight of a building or vertically limits its interior. (I.E.C. definition).

A wall also serves to isolate spaces, to impede passage, to isolate, to protect or isolate things or people. Its proliferation has traced safe, fixed, stable routes, but it castrates others, impeding or limiting free circulation, delimiting the areas with the consequent spheres with the consequent loss, whether wanted or not, of freedom to move through any space, whether physical or mental.

Walls speak to us of silences, stifled cries, hidden beauties and treasures, forbidden spheres, hidden treasures, forbidden spheres, silenced words, untold ideas… anything or any thought that is not allowed to show itself and that is relegated to ignorance.
For this reason, the wall has the use of an impregnable hiding element and does not allow us to see or access the things it hides. What this isolation entails is a loss of freedom, either intellectual or material. People are not allowed to move from one side of the wall to the other. It is a limit, that restricts the freedom of those who are locked inside against their will and of those who are on the outside because they cannot enter.

In this case, I use the concept of a physical wall as a metaphor for the deprivation of freedom. It is an image 8 m long by 1.20 m high. It is made up of a total of 240 fragments of walls, found in different places, which form a whole.
They are wall fall fragments that for one reason or another have caught my attention. Sometimes the random shapes formed by time or structures fixed by the ideas of architects and decorators, or the colours or textures, or any mixture of these elements, seduce me and I capture them with the camera of my mobile phone.

This exhibition proposal wants to involve the spectator in a living exhibition. The idea is that those attending the exhibition can take a photograph of the mural to take away with them. This gesture of taking a photograph of the mural will symbolically help to bring down the wall.