The vast and arid deserts of the southern province of Spanish Navarre, selected by Terry Gillian for his disastrous "Don Quixote", seem to have rubbed off on a handful of villages that border it. The landmarks there are distorted. No noticeable features mark the empty streets where houses with low-set shutters are backed by sandstone ridges like a flow of lava and line-up, folded in on themselves and their modest histories. The architecture, the discreetly ornate and hermetic facades, the faded color tone of houses and the light that reveals them, remind me of scenes already seen, like a dream one remembers wrong and attempts to reconstruct. This slow pace exploration seems, during each one of my trips, to become more metaphorical a journey than a documentary, to the point of losing any sense of reality. Time has no grip on these urban, at times ghostly, landscapes, like fictitious stage sets.
35 inkjet Ultra chrome Prints Fine Art. Hahnemuhle Ultra Smooth Paper 420X594.
3 crates H:80cm L: 60cm thickness : 25 cm
40 linear meters required