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We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us – Number 3 exhibition


Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla 99
08002 Barcelona
0034-933 161 000

This weekend I decided to pop in to Palau de la Virreina where I was pleasantly surprised with the current exhibition Number Three – an adaptation of Jean-Luc Godards Numéro deux (1975) but in exhibition form. For those that aren’t familiar with the film, it explores the key interlacing between the work place and domestic environment. Titled “from home to factory”, one could question if home is indeed the factory or if the factory is home. The film is randomized with breaks and loops, the editing is sharp at times and disconcerting – reflective of the questionable repressive spaces.

Number Three takes you on a journey through different representations of social relationships and space via photographic images of a variety of buildings, landscapes and people worldwide. The scenic countryside versus urbanized districts, the way in which housing for a working town affects the people within it and the harsh reality of our consumer culture in society – how the industrial production process (many outsourced) for consumption is created and then needed by the consumers, resulting in a cyclical scheme of works.
The exhibition is one that will evoke feeling and encourage you to reflect on your own surroundings. As fitting as Winston Churchill’s quote in this blogpost title, “we shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us”. Until the 30th September.

[…] visited the Number 3 exhibition recently, which explored the way that we become subjected by the urban spaces that we […]

August 8th, 2012 at 11:03, posted by Destination BCN Apartments – News and Views on Barcelona » “Towers and Skyscrapers. From Babel to Dubai” at Caixa Forum Barcelona

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