Sala de Fiestas
16 September 2016

Sala de Fiestas

From an early age I used to listen carefully to my mother stories about the holidays near the border. Since my youth it was usual to listen the older guy’s stories about the weekend escapes across the northwestern border.

The region among its hybrid identity, divided by a river with idyllic landscapes is a place for pleasure, reinvention, and foremost an area of vivid cultural exchange induced by the passage of progress and decay that over time began to leave their marks along the landscape.

Today, years after the Schengen agreement and the aftermath of EU economic crisis that hit the region hard, the towns remain a place on the map, an illusory space waiting to be fulfilled in between two countries of southern Europe. Still, new and old gathers around a physical and human space, marked by ambiguities and contradictions common of the border zones.

2014-2015

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