EARTH / TIERRA

EARTH / TIERRA

Architect
SpY Studio
Location
Madrid, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Exhibitions

Sculptures
Ruben PBescos

EARTH

SpY Studio as Artist

A luminous red sphere caged inside a structure

In “Tierra”, SpY presents an artistic project made up of a luminous red sphere caged inside a cube-shaped structure, constructed with the type of scaffolding normally used on building sites.

These 2 simple geometric elements (sphere and cube) form a large-scale construction which stands almost 25 metres high and has been installed in Plaza de Colón in Madrid.

photo_credit Ruben PBescos
Ruben PBescos

This powerful visual statement is accompanied by a bright red light emanating from inside the sphere, from which one can almost feel the heat transmitted by the concept of the work.

In this work, SpY asks us to reflect on the way in which our home makes up a whole of which we form part, and in which everything is connected as if it were a living creature. There have always been changing climate conditions and the Earth has always been constantly evolving. However, as a consequence of human activity, these changes are happening over a very short period of time and have resulted in worrying alterations.

photo_credit Ruben PBescos
Ruben PBescos
photo_credit Ruben PBescos
Ruben PBescos

Unfortunately, this rapid change has created an impact which could become irreversible. We need to propose dialogue and actions that will contribute to improved collective awareness through a value system which can turn this situation around.

The challenge we all face is to take small individual steps to improve and contribute to our sense of shared responsibility.

Through this artistic offering, SpY invites the audience to reflect and enjoy this urban installation, where visitors will be surprised by the scale and the contrasting light set against the city background.

photo_credit Ruben PBescos
Ruben PBescos
photo_credit Ruben PBescos
Ruben PBescos

 

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