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From the Project LAS AFUERAS/OUTDOORS
The look at the Outdoors is as old as the cities but, unfortunately, it usually imposes an idealized and simplified vision over a more complex reality.
Using lightweight equipment, we have traveled through the Basque-French border trying to approach the inhabitants of this territory and the places where they live and work with the greatest respect for their gestures, their words, and the way they fill their intimate space. We have been looking for our characters in this kind of frontier land which we call the outskirts, a place in which all ornaments of our mass media landscape are torn apart and where the most archaic ways of living coexist with the remains of the industrial world.
This project is not intended to offer a closed vision nor a definition of the Outdoors. On the contrary, we consider it a work in progress.
Ferran Mendoza and Alvaro Sau