The Observation of Trifles, Carlos Alba


Published by La Fabrica
110 pages
230×300 mm

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“The Observation of Trifles is like a foreigner trying to find their way in a new country and a new neighbourhood. I am an immigrant. Taking objects that encounter on the streets and using them as a kind of visual archeology, discover East London and its inhabitants. The combination of objects with photographs helps me to present my work to the viewer in a more physical manner and with a sense of intrigue. Thanks to the following items with you to build an analytical and expressive world of street furniture reproductions;social housing landscapes created between the 50s and 70s for Londoners and immigrants with low incomes; Details of papers with notes, drawings and addresses; photographs and film reels of citizens of East London who lost their memories in the city. The most important of this work is the people I have met through the objects I found on the street. They are the key to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships and life stories. The observation of trifles is a work that is at the crossroads of history, the architectural document, the visual and social analysis. Not forgetting the photographic aesthetic and poetic value.”

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Weight791 kg
Dimensions30 x 23 cm