Based on this idea that there is a parallel universe to ours where things are not as we know, Lluís Bussé had the daring idea of combining different areas of Barcelona in the same image to create a completely different city. As a chess player would do, the artist moves the “tabs” on a “blanck” board to build his own game, in this case, his own idea of the city. It may seem easier to do this type of arrangement with modern digital editing software, but Busse doesn’t hide that not only he did not make use of any software in creating his collages, but that cuts are clearly visible in the resulting photograph. You can see these works from June the 21st to September the 10th at the Palau Robertwith the name of Barcelona’s Multiverse.
As you walk around the exhibition and see this Barcelona that exists only in a parallel world of Bussé’s imagination, you feel as you swim on the shores of Sagrada Familia, you enjoy surfing the waves in Plaza Catalunya or imagine that a zebra has seeped in the rotunda of Francesc Macia. Besides the quality of the resulting images from the inventiveness of the artist, the added value of this exhibition lies in the creation of a new Barcelona as an escape route from a city that is no longer ours, a city that is on the concept of “public spirit” hands, in which almost everything is forbidden or restricted. In Barcelona’s Multiverse anything is forbidden!
The exhibition presents images in three sections: relocated landmark buildings, a Barcelona crisscrossed by canals of Venice and a city built directly on the sand of the beach or the sea water. Try to guess where Lluís Busse has taken every cut and see every detail of the compositions that denote a critical sense.