Visual artist Angel Masip Soriano speaks about his work here during UNIDEE:
“The work I’m currently doing is an investigation focusing on the urban voids that are, one way or another, generated in our immediate environment. These voids randomly interfere with our idea of urbanity and nature, conditioning our perception and our relationships with the environment. In these cases, the resulting physical space becomes the tangible document that reaffirms a natural dynamism within the urban and social structures.These spaces are often relegated to second place in our anesthetized perception, but certainly play a part in our imaginations of the urban margins; the city as a complex concept works as a unit because somehow there are limits and voids that are not understood in the urbanized context.
My research in Biella is built across on a series of interventions at random sites around the city. They have been selected because of their lack of functional or productive criteria.Through these aesthetic actions, made to revive the space visually in order to emphasize its latent meaning, a new relationship is built between citizens and the context in which they live.” Angel Masip Soriano
Angel is currently collaborating with fellow resident Raphael Franco, on a series of light interventions in forgotten or “invisible” spaces around Biella, here are some images of their works in progress…