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"Habitacles urbans" reproduces a journey through the city from a file of pictures that on one side leaves memories of objects of daily use, old objects that once formed part of daily life: as is the case of the round table or chair that belonged to her great-grandfather; or of the life of strangers that they have left behind, becoming unusual elements of the landscape, such as the red sofa that she found abandoned on the side of a river, surrounded by lush green foliage, while taking photographs for another project; or the blue cart that was abandoned on the sidewalk of a small town and that was known as the cart of Ceunca, a character who had been on the run and had been recently detained by the police.
The archive contains photographs of places, or sometimes non-places, urban spaces that are characterized as the meeting place of intense human activity, and that sometimes appear empty or in a state of change. A process during which they become a receptacle of unexpected objects and activities. Taking on different shapes and meanings, this process is left uncovered, like the interior spaces that had previously been hidden by walls or the interiors that survive in a short period of time along with the project of what they are going to be, that is beginning to take shape.
The archive is the most original form of memory, a set of disjointed material, that on this occasion comes together to give shape to interior spaces that combine the interior, the private, with the public exterior- in the past, in the shape of ruin and in the present, as possibility.
Sandra Alvaro, Barcelona 1974, philosopher and artist trained at the Massana and the UAB, known for her works related to the city, for her interactive projects in the video world, presented in places like the Caixa Forum in Madrid and Lleida in January 2009 as well as the Museum of Modern Art in Toluca, Mexico in 2007, the city where she actively participated in the second international congress of Computational Art organized by the University of Paris, the Technological Campus of Monterrey, and by Europia Productions in 2008.