Pages : 128 pages
Poids : 350 g
Dimensions : 23 cm X 17 cm
Editeur : MeMo
ISBN : 978-2-35289-214-4
This book is being published to mark the different works produced by Isaac Cordal in the city of Nantes, and presented as part of A Journey to Nantes, from 28 June to 1 September 2013.
The office, 2013
With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.
Sculpture´s hard life, 2013
American dream, 2013
The office, 2013
Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.
Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places in Barcelona (Spain), Nantes (France), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany), London (UK), Vienna (Austria), Zagreb (Croatia) and now, San Jose (US). Isaac Cordal was born in Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain) and currently lives in Brussels (Belgium.)
Cement Eclipses Anno Domini is Cordal’s debut solo exhibition in the United States.
Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7–11pm RSVP Exhibition dates: September 6–October 19, 2013
Desordes Creativas 2013!
Estiven no Desordes Creativas en Ordes, moi contento de atopar a xente e facer algo preto da casa.
Moitas gracias a Mou e Sokram!
Last week I´ve participated in Desordes Creativas, very happy to met nice people and make something close to my sweet home.
Thanks to Mou and Sokram!
After three months of work a new version of my installation Follow the leaders has been filed Place du Bouffay in Nantes, produced by Levoayageanantes. This time the result is a massive installation consists of 2000 pieces and several concrete buildings which represent a kind of city in ruins: a metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress. The installation occupies 20 m x 18 m. At night it lights up like a sort of ghost town.
Follow the leaders is a critical reflection on our inertia as a social mass. Representing a social stereotype associated with power compound businessmen who run the global social spectrum. I worked with a great team of people that have helped me to realize this project.
Waiting for climate change is an installation located in the moat of Château des ducs de Bretagne, in Nantes, produced by LevoyageaNantes. The sculptures have been made to real scale. Represents a series of businessmen floating in the middle of the water.
Waiting for Climate Change (en attendant le changement climatique)
From 28 June to 1 September 2013 - Le Voyage à Nantes
This is part of my solo show entitled The new slavery. Temple du Goût, Nantes, France.
Du vendredi, 28 juin 2013 à 10h au dimanche, 1 septembre 2013 à 19h
Avant que l’Espagne ne subisse de plein fouet la crise financière mondiale, Isaac Cordal voyait déjà la bétonisation à outrance de son pays comme preuve de l’aliénation de la société. Il a donc choisi ce matériau de construction qu’est le ciment pour y mouler des corps humains. Sa série Cement Eclipsesest tout autant critique que réflexion sur notre comportement en tant que masse sociale. Composée de petites sculptures de quelques centimètres de haut qui prennent la forme d’archétypes de nos sociétés (business man, soldat, simple citoyen…), elle montre les effets dévastateurs de notre évolution en rupture avec notre environnement naturel. Cette exposition est issue d’un travail mené pendant trois mois dans la ville de Nantes.Hautement évocatrices, les installations d’Isaac Cordal savent faire appel à notre sensibilité, déclenchent rire ou mélancolie, activent nos cerveaux. Artiste de la rue, il repousse les murs de l’exposition en proposant plusieurs créations à découvrir dans la ville, le long du parcours.