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.
the tires seem to dissolve into the ground
expanding from the stairs
‘pneumàtic’ plays with physical and imagined landscapes
the works are placed in various areas in barcelona’s urban landscape
circular ‘pneumàtic’ composition
edited by: nick brink | designboom