ILUMINOSIS by LUIS VELOSO

22/08/2012
ILUMINOSIS by LUIS VELOSO
By Luis Veloso. Txt. by Noelia Sánchez.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
We'll talk a long time about crisis. They'll continue hitting to everybody by the foolishness of a few. They have crushed our pockets, our work, the employments, the landscape ... so when someone is able to see some beauty in this landscape and does brilliantly, he deserves to be highlighted. The name chosen, could not be better, "Iluminosis" illuminated parts, whose pun refers to the "aluminosis" disease of the buildings in Spain, well known and caused by poor composition of the materials used in construction in the 50s of XX century. (Another speculation with bricks).

Images taken by Luis Veloso, not only are excellent examples of 'ruins under construction' (I recommend reading the article about Aris Kostantinidis published in the famous issue number 06 of METALOCUS unfortunately out of print for years), but also interesting are composition, lighting and perspective. Below this work, its images by Luis Veloso and a text, only in Spanish, by Noelia Sánchez.

"En toda la geografía española, y muy especialmente en el Levante, una nueva figura se incorpora al paisaje urbano: la estructura de hormigón armado abandonada.

Estos esqueletos, reflejo de la enfermedad que la economía padece son las ruinas anticipadas de los edificios que nunca fueron, que quizás nunca serán. Estas construcciones inacabadas son las consecuencias de la debacle económica en que nos encontramos inmersos.

Frente al clásico cartel que reconstruye la imagen de las ruinas junto al yacimiento arqueológico y que nos muestra “ la vida tal como fue”, los carteles junto a estas nuevas ruinas, con leyendas de &ldquo...read more