“en esta estancia con lucernario norte y dos ventanales enfrentados, a la cual se accedía mediante una ascenso en escalera; juan navarro colocó un columpio detenido en el punto más alto de su oscilación, y capturó los rayos de luz que entraban por los ventanales, con pinceladas azules, verdes, negras, rojas y amarillas.” 
11/07/2011 § Leave a comment
juan navarro baldeweg, luz y metales (1976)
in 1976, two years after le volume bleu et jaune  artist and architect juan navarro baldeweg put together an exhibit at the sala vincon titled luz y metales. the exhibition came off the back of four years of research at mit’s center for advanced visual studies from 1971 til 1975, of which it appears baldeweg began participating in 1974. under the supervision of gyorgy kepes, the research focused on ephemeral natural fields within a house – i.e. gravity, the horizon, light and space. i have yet to find any direct connection between luz y metales or le volume bleu et jaune, but given the similarity in certain visual elements and general content there has to be some sort of dialogue occurring at the time.
despite certain similarities between the exhibition, juan navarro baldeweg’s studies explored several other ephemeral phenomena that inhabit space. gravity being one of the most obvious as the apex of the swing’s arc is frozen in time.
my own research into this project has been slow and go. but if anyone out there has information feel free to pass it on.
brush up on spanish.
a young hare
 the title from today’s post is taken from the fantastic blog hacedor de trampas (en espanol), who brought this project to light, as it were.
 le volume bleu et jaune is a project previously mentioned here on a young hare. and if you happen to have a spare copy of the exhibition catalog which you aren’t interested in holding on to, greg allen recently wrote about his interest in acquiring a copy…