“NOTES FOR AN EYE FIRE”

Aleix Plademunt’s long-term, research-based projects are replete with philosophical questions that explore issues of time and distance, and examine how photography conditions the way we see things.

Formerly, he wanted to become an engineer, but quickly realized that photography was his passion. Consequently, he abandoned his technical engineering studies and dedicated himself fully to photography. Since his graduation in 2003 he has not stopped working on personal projects such as Espectadores (Spectators; 2006), Nada (Nothing; 2007), Trafalgar (2019), Iberia (2019), Intempèries (Hinterlands; 2021) and many more. Plademunt is also an author of eight books, has been an artist-in-residence several times and has received different scholarships to develop or continue with his projects.

The “Almost There” project has been one of the highlights of his career, hosted in the Le Bal room (Paris), IMA Gallery (Tokyo) and the Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA; Madrid, 2016). Overall, he has had more than 20 individual and more than 50 collective exhibitions since he finished his photography based studies. His next exhibition will be presented by the Sala Canal de Isabel II (Madrid) the Matter project in its entirety in May 2022.

Aleix Plademunt’s work unpacks constellations of images that put carefully composed photographs into relation with one another to generate new dimensions of meaning. His project “Notes for an Eye Fire” is the first exhibition of a new series of transdisciplinary projects entitled Panorama. It displays 18 photographs expressing ontological contemplations of human culture, its origins and evolution, and its relationship to the universe, the earth, and matter. Accompanying the photographic installation is a panel with footnotes that shed light on the artist’s motives for choosing these very specific themes. He is taking us on a journey that begins with the static noise of an analogue television and ends with a sunset in Hostalric, his birthplace in Spain.

Practically all photographs in the exhibition have been taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50R large format camera and GF series lenses. Additionally, the copying carried out in the Dinasa professional laboratory has been of optimum quality thanks to the Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Maxima paper. The exhibition will be displayed until February 27, 2022 in the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

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