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Cement Eclipses The human being becomes part of the urban furniture


Cement Eclipses The human being becomes part of the urban furniture Isaac Cordal


Cement eclipses

The human being becomes part of the urban furniture

The use of cement in the construction sector has become a fingerprint that reveals the human face of nature. In Spain, it’s used 54.2 million tons of cement in 2007. The construction boom devastated parts of the Spanish coast. Nature already has become what we see vaguely from one city to another. Urban space has become the product of the modern tension between man denatured and nature dehumanized as Rafael Argullol said. Cement eclipses is a research project of urban space that runs between the fields of sculpture and photography. The sculpture is used as a starting point and photography as a witness to the execution of installations for later viewing or exhibition. The small pieces (25 cm. Approx) are made in cement, of which copies are reproduced using silicone molds. These are small figures representing a kind of metamorphosis in which the man leaves his roles as citizens camouflaging themsel-

ves with the city and slowly becomes part of furniture. In this way confirms the voluntary isolation of human being with regard to nature, hidden among the sidewalks, streets, walls, etc., becoming the urban environment in their natural habitat.

new owner, or collector of piece. The figures represent a critical and ironic scenes of our daily routine: a purchase, a phone call, a long wait, our disengagement ecological, etc.. Perplexing images you are seeing the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us.

This project started in 2006 as a nomal project and continuous its process with embodiment in which the installation is mixed with urban street art. Cement eclipses was Isaac Cordal discovered in urban areas of several Euro- Enero 2010 pean cities including Berlin, London, Brussels, Liege, Barcelona, Vigo, etc.. Many of the photographs in this dossier have been taken in London between September 2008 and January 2009, where I currently reside. These installation have a high component ephemeral, and their degree of permanence in time depends on their luck in the urban jungle, any citizen can become an unwilling spectator, and in this transition, also in the


REMEMBRANCES FROM NATURE LONDON 2009


PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL LONDON 2009


HOME LONDON 2009


FOREST ROAD E8 3BJ LONDON 2009


CLIMATE CHANGE EXPEDITION LONDON 2009


HOXE NON HAI NADA LONDON 2009


UNKNOW ADDRESS BRUSSELS 2009


MIRANDO AL ESTE BERLIN 2009


HOMBRE SOBRE MANCHA DE PINTURA ROJA BARCELONA 2009


TV PONTEVEDRA 2010


CEMENT THRONE CABO HOME, PONTEVEDRA 2010


PLASTIC THRONE LAGOS, PONTEVEDRA 2010


EL LAGO BRUSSELS 2009


HIKIKOMORI LONDON 2009


END LONDON 2009


Isaac Cordal (Pontevedra, 1974)

Studies 1996-2001 Escuela de Canteiros de Poio. Pontevedra. Spain. 1997-2003 Fine Arts. University of Vigo. Sculpture. Pontevedra. Spain. 2005-2006 Phd. University of Vigo. Sculpture. Pontevedra. Spain. 2008-2010 MA Digital Arts, University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts.

Becas y premios Novos Valores. Modalidad Escultura. Diputaci贸n de Pontevedra. 2002. Spain. Erasmus Scholardship. Highschool SintLukas. Bruselas. 2003. Belgium. Finalista. IV Certame of Artes Pl谩sticas de Orense. 2005. Spain. I Award of videocreation. University de Vigo. 2005. Spain. Grant. Fundaci贸n Barri茅 de la Maza. 2007. Spain.

Contacto: e-mail: isaac-cordal@alg-a.org web: www.isaac.alg-a.org



Cement eclipses