immadencity

a taste of fe rnandop rats

Buenos Aires, en la csmets de Fernando Prats, es casi una evacaci6n. ELespecio, la luz, las sambras, tada sirve a una serena poetics de la intangible y, edemss, es innegable: ahf esta Buenos Aires.
MigueL RuibaL

about immadencity
excerpts from an interview
June

at red square gaLLery,

2011

lmmadencity is a series of images about contemporary
made by request of Red Square GaLLery.As a footnote,

architecture in Buenos Aires, I'd like to add that aLL

of them were composed and framed during shooting in one day, with a handheLd camera, a Lens and naturaL light. Postproduction was conceived as a way of

emphasizing the singuLar, dense and immanent character of the city through a notabLy corporeaL iconography in the area of Puerto Madero, and it is limited to obeying the histogram's wishes. - As a photographer, architecture? what do you find interesting about urban environments your visuaL attention? and

What attracts

- Perhaps the discourse of the shapes as a diaLogue of power, the composition as a basis for positioning ... On a more technicaL note, the handling of focus and depth of fieLd as seLection

tools. geometry as a historicaL statement - aLthough we're getting Less technicaL

here ... - spaces as erotic instruments, materiaLs as a poetic weft, sensuality in the details

- Which other photographic

styles do you like besides architecturaL and urban photography?

- llike aLLstyles because ... (jump to the next question/answer) - What motivates you to be busy with photography. what is your goaL as a photographer? - ... 1 am interested in risk. risk aLong with the command of tooLs. both in photography and

in any other discipline. lmitating a determined style. whatever the reasons. swim in its surfaces and drink from its as hypotheticaL as austere springs. must not mean an inconvenient to anyone since it doesn't even impLy any chaLLenge:it's onLy about assuming gestures as one's own. But ... the ephemeraL and the Lack of substance and possibLe cor/reLates show under the auspices of diverse forms. tics that come and go.

happily and inexorabLy towards

their fatal. as Jean wouLd say. and irreductibLe fate. as Oliverio wouLd delimit. The proliferation of non-pLaces 2.0 somehow provides and favours a sort of convex mirror determined to bring back. excuse my words. a priori cliches and. if participants insist. pictures that are bLurred. textured. reframed. hyperfiLtered. refLected and/or etcetera a posteriori. Maybe

that's the reason why 1 prefer to think of images more than photographs. or even better

fotoworks. neoLogism that unites under the umbreLLa of an idea. titLes. smaLLtexts. tags
and links that de-re-signify and question the semantic unicity of a certain image or group of pixeLs.

acerca de immadencity
fragmentos de una entrevista para red square gaLLery, junio 2011

lmmadencity es una serie de imaqenes sobre La arquitectura conterrporanea de Buenos
Aires realizada a pedido de Red Square GaLLery.Como nota aL pie, quisiera agregar que todas eLLasfueron compuestas y encuadradas durante Las tornas. a Lo Largo de un dia con una camara un objetivo, Luz naturaL y a puLso. La postproducci6n fue pensada como una manera de enfatizar eL caracter singuLar, denso e inmanente de La ciudad a traves de una iconografia notabLemente corp6rea en La zona de Puerto Madero, y se limita a obedecer Los deseos deL histograma. - Como fot6grafo, lque te interesa de Los entornos urbanos y La arquitectura? lQue atrae tu atenci6n visuaL? TaLvez Los discursos de Las formas como un diaLogo de poder. La composici6n como base de una toma de posici6n ... En un sentido mas tecnico eL manejo deL foco y La profundidad de campo como herramientas de seLecci6n, La geometria como una declaraci6n hist6rica -aunque aqui nos pongamos menos tecnicos-. Los espacios como instrumentos er6ticos, Los materiaLes como un entramado poetico. La sensualidad de Los detaLLes...

- lQue otros estilos fotoqraflcos

te gustan edemas de La fotografla

urbana

y de arquitectura? Me gustan todos Los estiLos porque ...

(salter a La siguiente prequnta/respuestal

- lQue te motiva a dedicarte a La fotografla.

cual

es tu meta como fot6grafo?

..me interesa eL riesgo, eL riesgo unido aL dominio de Las herramientas, tanto en La fotoqrafia como en cuaLquier otra disciplina. Imitar un estiLo determinado, por Las razones que sean, baFiarse en sus superficies y beber de sus tan hipoteticos como austeros manantiaLes, no debe presuponer inconveniente para nadie puesto que ni siquiera entraFia reto aLguno: tan s6Lo se trata de asumir gestos como propios. Pero... Lo ef mere y La carencia de sustancia y cor/reLatos posibLes se manifiesta bajo eL auspicio de figuras diversas. tics que van y vienen. aLegre e inexorabLemente hacia su destino fatal. como dina Jean, e irreductibLe, como acotaria Oliverio. La proliferaci6n de no-Lugares 2.0 de aLguna manera facilita y propicia una suerte de

espejo convexo ernpefiado en

devolver. sepa disculpar. cliches a priori

v, si Los participantes

insisten, fotos rnovidas. texturizadas, a posteriori.

reencuadradas, hiperfiLtradas, refLejadas y/o etcetera

QUiza por esto prefiera pensar en ciertas imaqenes mas que en fotoqrafias. en fotoworks, neoLogismo que auna bajo La sombriLLa de una idea,

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rnejor:

tl tulos. pequefios

textos. etiquetas y enLaces que des-re-significan y cuestionan La unicidad sernantica de un conjunto de pi xeLes.

Nothing like
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An immadencity " " For rebirthing
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In April

Under new " Unexpected circumstances " Like a drunk butterfly
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At the top of its possibilities

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Thanks to Virginia Candia, David Romero, GabrieL Desiderio, GabrieL Magri. Brancolina and MigueL RuibaL.

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