Untitled (BERLIN)

- The project is shown with thirty series of 140 slides (one per Berlin) and a road documentary (digital video, 50 hours) where the road trip –connecting all the Berlin experience is registered.

 

"Untitled (BERLIN)" consists on a road trip with the objective of visiting and cataloguing with photography all the US communities called "Berlin," thirty in total. The project looks at the meanings that establish a conceptual connection between different landscapes linked by the same name.

The project starting point is the resulting significant of the conceptual union of the different landscapes connected by the same name. This link, which at the start is purely toponymical, allows for connecting and establishing a relation between very different and geographically remote realities. A link which, having been formally registered and following the same protocol (compositional neutrality of an image, vanishing points, no people, distance to the object, format, etc.), provides us with tools to establish main coordinates on which one can find and analyze other elements of continuity, such as the typical architecture or vehicles of the American Way of Life, that determinates the image of the American landscape. This allows us to think about a territory visually homogenous despite the big distances that can separate one Berlin to another.

An experience of place: backgrounds without shape, interrupted lives, the "presence" of the absent.


Map of Berlins in USA < Google Maps

 


Alabama (North)

 


Alabama (South)

 


Arkansas

 


Connecticut

 


Georgia

 


Iowa

 


Illinois

 


Kansas

 


Kentuky

 


Massachusett

 


Maryland

 


Missouri

 


North Dakota

 


New Hampshire

 


New Jersey

 


Nevada

 


New York

 


Ohio (North)

 


Ohio (Suoth)

 


Oklahoma

 


Oregon

 


Pensilvania

 


South Carolina

 


Tennessee

 


Texas

 


Virginia

 


Vermont

 


Wisconsin (North)

 


Wisconsin (South)

 


West Virginia