Ensueño poético, al contrario de...
by Artist book
The poetic reverie, contrary to... is a work which explores the construction of the image of the house based on a page from the book “The Poetics of Space” by Gaston Bachelard. On such page, the author quotes a passage from R.M. Rilke’s journal in which the poet relates the moment when he and two friends encounter a lit hut in the middle of the night. The intimacy found in the most absolute solitude profoundly touches Rilke, who then asserts to have seen night for the first time at that moment.
In the eyes of the author of this publication, the poetically-loaded narration constitutes an invitation to (re)construct the images of the house, allowing for an approximation to the notion of “see for the first time.” To this purpose, the page from the book is iteratively reproduced in order to ceaselessly return over the quoted text, while befitting images from photographic archives are included to enrich our views of the distant house, the ultimate house, the one “that stands quite alone on the horizon before one comes to fields and marshlands”.
Ensueño poético, al contrario de... The poetic reverie, contrary to...
Naranja Publicaciones, 2021
140 x 210 mm
Signed and numbered edition of 100