Vídeo: David Tapias
Pour qu’une chose soit intéressante, il suffit de la regarder longtemps.
A collective gaze and a crossing of perspectives
A video record of the various viewpoints that are present in every construction: builders, users, architects.
A close look
A clear and synthetic explanation of the possible shared attitudes to the nine selected works.
These works are to be understood in the constructive sense of the word, not as objects but as a process: the circular moment of becoming. Living organisms, open, incomplete and porous. With a memory, an age and a physiology. They are members of a permeable community. A constructive — technical — culture that is constantly changing and post-visual. With no effects, but with tricks. That seeks to free itself of rhetoric. With the inexperience to enable a research that, from a distance and with simplicity, approaches the process of building and inhabiting. A non-conservative attitude that tends to best use and humility.
The material is the gaze itself
What we look at is not so much the construction itself as what it gives rise to, within bounds — a setting — understood in the most open manner possible. So that which is filmed will be the actual constituent elements of the work: a continuity between climate and material, both inward and outward. That is why the format of the video is relevant to interpreting them.
A long look
This record must be made by people who have lived (with and in) these works for a long time. A choral gaze that thinks, constructs and inhabits the architecture: the users, the builders and the architects.
A look that listens
Perspectives from the ear. These are ordered by fifteen questions:
To the architects
(a 1). In which place/moment of this construction do you feel most at home? (inhabiting)
(a 2). Which feature of the climate or existing element did you use in the course of the project? (energy)
(a 3). What did you think of for the user? (use)
(a 4). What did you think of to make things easier for the builder? (technique)
(a 5). What did you improve with the builder or the user in the course of the work? (construction)
To the builders
(b 1). In which place/moment of this construction do you feel most at home?
(b 2). Where was the best place to be during the work?
(b 3). What did you do to help the future user?
(b 4). What did the architects think of to make your work easier?
(b 5). What ideas did you contribute during the work in collaboration with the clients, the architects, the engineers…?
To the users
(u 1). In which place/moment of this construction do you feel most at home?
(u 2). Choose a feature of the climate or an existing element that you think the architects took into account in their project.
(u 3). What did the architects and the builder think of for your benefit?
(u 4). What works best? What solves the biggest problem?
(u 5). What ideas did you contribute during the work in collaboration with the clients, the architects, the engineers…? / What have you changed of what you found?
David Tapias, direction and editing
Can Ribas, Palma > Jaime J. Ferrer Forés