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En construcción by Guerín smokestacks

by Benjamin Fraser

This clip from José Luis Guerín' ambitiously lyrical pseudo-documentary captures seemingly unstaged everyday life and the imagination of childhood in the midst of the urbanist upheaval of Barcelona's urban core. Children play in a construction zone, imagining specifically a scene of bourgeois tranquility complete with house and outside garden that they will not inhabit as the neighborhood's improvements will sell the area off to more accommodated urbanites. The iconic smokestacks at the beginning of the clip, familiar to all Barcelona's, recall an industrial past.

En construcción by Guerín smokestacks

by Benjamin Fraser

This clip from José Luis Guerín' ambitiously lyrical pseudo-documentary captures seemingly unstaged everyday life and the imagination of childhood in the midst of the urbanist upheaval of Barcelona's urban core. Children play in a construction zone, imagining specifically a scene of bourgeois tranquility complete with house and outside garden that they will not inhabit as the neighborhood's improvements will sell the area off to more accommodated urbanites. The iconic smokestacks at the beginning of the clip, familiar to all Barcelona's, recall an industrial past.

En construcción smokestacks and everyday life

This clip from José Luis Guerín' ambitiously lyrical pseudo-documentary captures seemingly unstaged everyday life and the imagination of childhood in the midst of the urbanist upheaval of Barcelona's urban core.

from En construcción (2001)
Creator: José Luis Guerín
Distributor: Ovideo
Posted by Benjamin Fraser
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