Optical Borderline: Housing Development Project

gw466h349.jpgfrom: Repuesto  | Artist: Héctor Madera González || Where?: Photo Miami 2007 ||| Madera’s installation distills a common landscape element from working-class suburban homes built in Puerto Rico: the iron security grillwork that encloses open-air private spaces of the dwelling. Don’t know much about this piece; haven’t been able to see it in person. However, I must admit I was initially drawn to it for the pattern-weaving and the sort of modern reinterpretation of something vaguely Islamic or north Indian, perhaps. The artist seems to be investigating through the environmental design process a form of memory and recovery of a childhood landscape that is quickly changing. | see also: trance líquido 

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