Pedro Gomez. Echo of a History under Construction

Pedro Gomez. Echo of a History under Construction

21.06.2021
- 27.06.2021
Organized by
Dirección General de Promoción Cultural. Consejería de Cultura y Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid, Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural. Consejería de Cultura y Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid y PHotoESPAÑA

Venue

Madrid. Sala El Águila
Ramirez de Prado, 3, 28045 Madrid
Schedule

Monday Saturday
10.00 h. – 14.00 h. / 16.00 – 20.00 h.
Sundays and holidays
10.00 h. - 14-00 h.

Monday in July and August closed

Tickets
Admission free

METRO: Delicias
NEARBY: Delicias
BICYCLE: 118

T: + 34 917 208 848
Pedro Gomez. Echo of a History under Construction

This documentary project focuses on the peripheral boundary of the terraces of the Manzanares Rover as a body in transformation over time. It examines prehistorical spaces of a millennia-old Manzanares more than four kilometres wide, where elephants and mammoths used to coexist and the Carpetani and Romans used to live. A land with suspended temporalities which has stratified the past, which turned it into mutant landscapes. Remains that have been reabsorbed and then vomited out by nature or civilisation shape the edges of the transitory structure of these lands, sometimes empty and wild, other times inhabited by civilisations that left their mark on this land, whose edges currently delimit the Madrid districts of Villaverde and Vallecas. The conquest of the geography entails domestication. To reorder the land, gardens and parterres were built, through which wild nature sprouted. It’s as if a rural park were being staged where the first domesticated animals in the Neolithic grazed. Athletes wearing helmets, running along marked trains, while the Roman paths are covered by the dust of time.

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