En Bruto is proposed as an encounter between industrial design, photography, construction materials and illustration, where the common aim is the desire to make visible the process and the materiality. The works focus on experimenting with the finishes, the mixture of materials, the details ... giving importance to the unfinished and the actions that we can not control.
As a result of this mixture, the sample is an evidence of 4 projects in their natural state without having been treated by any chemical or industrial process.
The project "Closed Systems" by Piece of Cake aims to treat the matter as part of a system where nothing disappears, but changes its shape and states, to create a more thoughtful and careful attitude towards objects. Our goal is to emphasize that non-living matter has its own transformation processes in a similar way to the living processes of flora and fauna, but with a much longer lifespan. The project consists of two series of objects made of different materials, such as copper, aluminum and graphite. By capturing the temporal processes in the material, we use its transformation to obtain a new form.
Eduardo López in ‘Espacio 1, 2 y 3’ captures textures of the process of the reformation of a house, making visible what is buried behind all the layers of what we really see at the end. The high quality of the images and the zoom transports us directly to the walls from which these fragments were extracted. Out of context, the plots and the qualities of the materials generate abstract patterns that move away from the construction.
Havi Navarro and Federico Lepre generate in ‘VLRDE11 Material Index’ a galaxy of materials found in a construction apartment. The representation of the house is a diagrammatic drawing where the volume of the materials increase according to the surfaces where they are applied or to the prices that they costed, avoiding their real dimensions and proportions. The connection between the different parts and the effect of floating without apparent gravity allows us to abstract completely and focus only on the materials and their physical characteristics.
Plutarco presents us ‘Leftovers’ a terrazzo created by fragments found in their last architecture project. The interesting thing has been the field work carried out during the 5 months that the project lasted, where they have been storing fragments from the beginning - the demolition - until the end. The terrazzo therefore becomes a physical-temporal agglomerate that makes visible the layers and materials found in the site, making visible the ages of the project.
Photographer: © Asier Rua