Dalpine 3 Publications in Random Order
Miriam Fernández Lara
La forma del Estado Límite Último
La forma del Estado Límite Último [The Form of the Ultimate Limit State] is a publication in which the drawings of shapes created from the laws of effort overlap the images of collapsed bridges. Thus, we can visualize the moment before the catastrophe. The visual forms created from the calculations that condition the design of the structures act as gestures of rehabilitation of those bridges – more ideal than physical – and, like flowers on a tombstone, allow us to look at failure in another way.
Miriam Fernández Lara is an engineer and multidisciplinary artist. Her practice revolves around the concepts of space and time, reflecting on the process and approaching knowledge by questioning the two facets from which she works, art and science.
A les 8 al bar Eusebi
The recently closed La Modelo prison and the adjacent Eusebi bar serve as a backdrop to A les 8 al bar Eusebi [At 8 at bar Eusebi]. The book pays tribute to the memory of this area of Barcelona’s Eixample district and its people through an atmosphere bathed in rust and suspicion. A plot skillfully suggested by Salvi Danés through gestures, ways of looking and details to describe a time without glory.
The Invisible Monument
The Invisible Monument shows the process of an anachronic reading of Tehran using underground layers of an abandoned irrigation network to reveal the capital’s contemporary nature and needs. As a graphic novel, the book retraces the history of Tehran since its Zoroastrian beginnings by shedding light on how an infrastructure has the capacity to shape thoughts and space through time. Out of the necessity to inhabit the desert, an anthropogenic landscape shaped by underground water sources and astronomical cycles gave emergence to the enclosed garden as one of the oldest art forms.
In her projects, Iranian architect and artist Sara Kamalvand addresses issues such as climate change, resource depletion and pollution footprint through heritage, conservation and memory.