Bianya / Viaña  1937

27 foto-transfers on  Hahnemüller paper

Hahnemüller paper on cardboard

Foto-transfers: 14x11.5cm  


Vall de Bianya - Barcelona.  

The project Bianya / Viaña 1937 lies  in a postcard  that I found in Barcelona during the  February of 2015. This postcard has on the  back cover  written in pencil the following text: «Sant Salvador de Bianya 1937» but under the word  «Bianya» puts the apparent La correcció de of «Viaña».

Was precisely this  "La correcció de" that  prompted to Initiate a process of documentation that I took me to  investigate the relationship between the  date (1937), the place (Sant Salvador of Bianya) and the territory (Girona). The research and the continuous trips from Barcelona to Sant Salvador de Bianya  directed em to a  historical context: Spanish civil war, the language change and the officialization of Spanish as the official language of Spain and therefore, the renaming of cities and towns in Catalonia. from  Bianya to Viaña.

Following the tracis of a postcard es complementary part of this documentation aswell  as  the many trips  I did to  Sant Salvador de Bianya from Barcelona, each one different from the others. I  eventually took  the postcard with in every trip I did,  passed over it and the image started to lose itself on the paper giving way to an inminent Disappearance.

Starting  precisely on  this Disappearance, I intervened this postcard until the completi elimination of the image until I reached  the absolute white.  ​ 


Sant Salvador de Bianya s postcard. 1937. 20x15cm

Bianya / Viaña 1937 instalation. Trace in the wall

"La Gran Màquina VI". Embarrat Festival  2017.