a battle is raging even if you're not aware of it a battle is raging even if you're not aware of it
may 01, 2013

a battle is raging even if you're not aware of it

‘a battle is raging even if you’re not aware of it’ by miguel arraiz + david morenogeneral view



held in valencia during a traditional festival held every year in march, the urban intervention by miguel arraiz + david moreno aims to end the life of a project by burning it down to the ground. the construction of the pavillion uses 3000 stacked corrugated cardboard boxes – which are easily flammable. the installation is accompanied by the following text:


‘a battle is raging even if i´m not aware of it. it is raging wether i like it or not. I want to hide, disappear, run away from here. I want to return to my shelter but i can not, they will not let me. do not know them, not the face they have, only know they are using weapons against words, threats against arguments, fears against dreams, fear is their great weapon and i can not feel safe anymore. what if in the end I’m able to hide? who will defend me? perhaps the ignorance dressed of arrogance that governs us. no, we were never a priority to them. a battle is raging even I don’t understand, and I’m the enemy. no, I will not hide, protect only me would be like to becoming a faceless man. I’ll keep using words, arguments and dreams to try to build a shelter, a shelter made by all and for all. a refuge where not necessary to hide, where fear can not catch us. a shelter made to resist the storm when it returns, because it surely will return. a battle is raging and i am aware, is raging and i will win.’



front view



detail of texture



the hidden entrance



the interior of the cave



inside view



another urban intervention made for kids was made with the same materials but with color



burning time



work in progress



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