The Monochrome Experience: Up

Seeing the world on the shoulders of the father or mother is a wonderful thing. Some of us hardly remember the beautiful views, there, in the heights. These privileged views only run for a short period. Because the boy or girl grows and gain weight, which contributes to abandon childhood in some way and enter the territory of reality. Parents are no longer giants and little ones have become teenagers.

The Monochrome Experience: Strange Things

Sometimes photographs capture strange situations. A bike that looks like a motorcycle. A woman with sunglasses who put her hand on her forehead so as not to be blinded by light. The old man looking inside his nose. The bike with too many wheels. One strange street with the two men below and the woman at the window (surreal environment permeates everything). The inflatable helicopter patrolling the city. The crosswalk crowded with babies in strollers…

The Monochrome Experience: Vertigo

At fairs the photographer has the opportunity to capture unusual lights, dizzying situations and images of suggestive rarity. There are frightening attractions with terrified screaming teenagers, noise, smells, clouds of artificial gas and the smell of fast food. But everyone, children, parents and older people have a great time.

 

The Monochrome Experience: Just Shapes

Shapes today are dominant over the representation. I do not want to watch for the meaning of undulating chains, a giant shell, two stones at right angles, the capricious curves of a crowd of chairs, the girl who goes down the steps, the small woman in the distance of a cloudy forest, or the lunch with the windows and the backlighting walls. Today must be the shapes that speak. I like it enough. It is complex for me to explain the meaning. An intellectual exercise that spoils what one sees when enjoying or feel a photograph.

 

The Monochrome Experience: Cool Shot

The night is full of surprises. A showcase where to set the focus, capture scenes and test the abilities of the photographer.

The Monochrome Experience: Casual Things

I especially like the flower in the pond. It has been almost a miracle to do it. The rest of the series has no special interest but can be seen without further ado. I like the one of the girl who doesn’t have her feet on the floor and watch a guy who looks in the same direction. Today I did something with the shadows. The projected branches in the sand… Summer, days, casual things.

The Monochrome Experience: Barcelona’s Old Town

An attempt to capture the transience of light in black and white, snapshots with fixed optics at f/8, sometimes tricking the camera’s photometer with high speeds in order to create sharp contrasts. Check inside the post the full gallery.

Câmara Municipal de Portimão

Festival Cidades Invisíveis
A 4.ª edição do Festival Cidades Invisíveis tem como tema Barcelona. Guiado por Eduardo Mendoza, o Teatro Municipal de Portimão propõe uma viagem em redor da Barcelona literária lendária, mítica, fantástica e já desaparecida, e interpela a Barcelona actual, através dos seus criadores contemporâneos, com uma programação de música, teatro, novo-circo, dança, fotografia, cinema e literatura.

19 outubro a 10 novembro
De terça a sábado das 14h00 às 19h00 e em dias de espectáculo das 14h00 às 21h30
BARCELONA’S MULTIVERSE LLUÍS BUSSÉ
EXPOSIÇÃO FOTOGRAFIA | Sala de Exposições

2012-10-19 a 2012-11-10

Teatre Municipal de Portimão

L’exposició “Barcelona’s Multiverse”, una de les propostes del IV Festival de les Ciutats Invisibles de Portimão
L’exposició fotogràfica “Barcelona’s Multiverse”, que es va inaugurar i presentar durant l’estiu al Palau Robert, és una de les activitats programades en el IV Festival de les Ciutats Invisibles, que se celebra al Teatre municipal de la ciutat portuguesa de Portimão, a la regió de l’Algarve. Una mostra que ens trasllada a una Barcelona imaginària, amb escenaris nous que inventa Lluís Bussé, associant i encaixant imatges de llocs i monuments molt coneguts.
La Barcelona imaginària de Bussé, doctor en Filosofia i llicenciat en Belles Arts, és pura fantasia i sorpresa, amb multiplicitat d’imatges i perspectives inventades que dibuixen una altra Barcelona possible, que pot existir en un univers paral·lel. Les sorprenents imatges, en blanc i negre, de la Sagrada Família a la platja de la Mar Bella, la Torre Agbar al Parc Güell o la Plaça de Catalunya amb surfistes ens situen en una visió nova i original.
L’exercici creatiu de Lluís Bussé es basa en la combinació de disciplines diverses, busca la barreja d’art i ciència. En aquest cas associa la fotografia i la cosmologia, la disciplina filosòfica que tracta de l’origen i la constitució de l’Univers. La proposta s’inspira en la teoria del “multiverse” del matemàtic Hugh Everett, segons la qual el nostre univers pot ser un més d’altres possibles universos. El físic Max Tegmark (MIT) reforça aquesta idea quan classifica els universos existents en nivells diferents. El “multiverse” de primer nivell, en el qual es basa el llibre, assenyala que hi ha universos paral·lels que comparteixen les mateixes lleis i constants físiques que el nostre i que hi presenten, per tant, gran similitud.
Les fotografies que es presenten a l’exposició, produïda pel Palau Robert, pertanyen al llibre de Lluís Bussé “Barcelona’s Multiverse”, publicat en anglès per Damiani Editore, amb la col·laboració de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. El llibre també aplega textos de diversos autors sobre la teoria del “multiverse”.
El Festival d’enguany està dedicat al novel·lista Eduardo Mendoza i a la seva novel·la “La Ciudad de los prodigios”, una novel·la d’Eduardo Mendoza publicada el 1986 i que fa referència a l’evolució de la ciutat de Barcelona en el període comprès entre les exposicions universals de 1888 y 1929. Aquest esdeveniment inclou una programació amb música, teatre, circ, dansa, fotografia, cinema i literatura.
The exhibition “Barcelona’s Multiverse”, on the line-up of activities at the Festival of Invisible Cities in Portimão
The photography exhibition “Barcelona’s Multiverse”, which opened and was on display at the Palau Robert this summer, is among the line-up of activities at the 4th edition of the Festival of Invisible Cities, held in the Municipal Theatre of the Portuguese city of Portimão, in the region of the Algarve. An exhibition that transports us to an imaginary Barcelona, with new scenarios invented by Lluís Bussé, who juxtaposes and fits together images of well-known locations and monuments.
Bussé, holding a PhD in Philosophy and a degree in Fine Arts, creates an imaginary Barcelona that is the epitome of fantasy and surprise, featuring a great variety of invented images and perspectives that depict another possible Barcelona, which might exist in a parallel universe. The surprising black-and-white images of the Sagrada Família at Mar Bella beach, the Torre Agbar at Park Güell and Plaça de Catalunya with surfers afford us a new and original perspective.
Lluís Bussé’s creative exercise draws its inspiration from the “multiverse” theory developed by the mathematician Hugh Everett, according to which our universe may be one of several possible universes.