15 November 2019

Virgencica, Virgencica!

Video 16:18, color, sound, 12 min / Ephemeral instalation

This project that explores the contradictions and paradoxes arising from one of the spatial experiments of the 60s: the provisional neighborhood La Virgencica in Granada, where architects tried to apply the premises of the International Modern to the way of life of the inhabitants of caves.
We carried out a re-enactment with a community of former residents and their families. The situation was as follows: we reconstructed an “EXA” module, we inhabited it and then bulldozed it, invoking the whole process, through to destruction, making a party, a rite, a memorial and a pilgrimage of it, like a procession, such as Ant Farm in “The Eternal Frame”. The ephemeral nature of the construction and the lightness of the materials remind us of the fragility of memory, especially of certain communities.