Barrio avanzado

Artwork by Esperanza Arquero
Fine Arts UCM Aranjuez, course 2009-10

Using a series of texts and images, the artist puts together a narrative piece about her several-month-long relationship with a corrugated metal wall: the encounter with the wall, the wonder at its presence, the discovery of its use (enclosing a piece of land in the barren outskirts of Toledo for the promised building of a futuristic neighbourhood meant to be a flagship for the city), the observation of the wall’s life cycle, and the eventual crossing of the wall and contemplation of its enclosure.