pneumàtic challenges physicality in urban barcelona
pneumàtic challenges physicality in urban barcelona pneumàtic challenges physicality in urban barcelona
may 17, 2015
pneumàtic challenges physicality in urban barcelona


pneumàtic challenges physicality in urban barcelona
all images courtesy of octavi serra

 

 

 

ús barcelona was born out of the determination to revitalize urban spaces which have lost their social functions. the festival celebrated its second year with dozens of street art projects including ‘pneumàtic’, a collaborative series by octavi serra, iago buceta, and mateu targa


a helmet-clad visitor explores one of the works 

 

 

 

the works are made with cut salvaged tires, which were then hung in various situations and environments around the urban landscape of barcelona’s ‘tomato district’ — also known as the ‘manchester’ of catalonia. by going beyond the formal limits of the walls, onlookers are initiated into a playful dialogue between physical and imagined worlds. 

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circular shape 


the tires seem to dissolve into the ground

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expanding from the stairs 

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from above 


‘pneumàtic’ plays with physical and imagined landscapes 


the works are placed in various areas in barcelona’s urban landscape 

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circular ‘pneumàtic’ composition 


detail 


cutting tires 

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installation

 

 

designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom

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