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Art interventions in public space, MMSU Rijeka

Sebas Velasco – Explorare Necesse Est / Exploration Is Neccessity

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18. – 22. 7. / Ulica Franje Račkog 6 > SEBAS VELASCO (ESP) – Explorare Necesse Est / Exploration Is Neccessity / Photo by Tanja Kanazir

U drugom činu migriramo prema križištu puteva na samom ulazu u staru Lujzijanu, donedavno glavnom ulazu u Grad, od kuda su brojni riječki radnici dolazili u potrazi za poslom. U središtu murala kojeg oslikava Sebas Velasco, jedan je od tih radnika koji rukom zakriva pogled usmjeren nizvodno prema lučkim skladištima. Osim fizičke pozadine rada, ostale prostorne determinante pronalazimo u noćnim vizurama u pozadini subjekta – parkirališta kod ulaza u Harteru, te poviše zaokruženog, brodogradilišta 3. maj. U prekinutom pogledu nevidljivog lica grada okruženog zaboravljenim industrijskim zonama, donosi nam metaforu društva zatočenog u kontinuiranim prekidima kretanja, neprestanom loopu posrtanja – bilo prošlosti o sadašnjost, ili obratno.

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In the second act, we migrate to a junction of paths, to the very beginning of Lujzijana road, which used to mark the entrance to the city, the point from which many workers were migrating to Rijeka, in search for jobs. One of these workers stands in the center of the mural painted by Sebas Velasco, looking downstream, in the direction of the port warehouses. Besides the location of the mural, other spatial determinants of the work are found in the nightscapes painted in the background – the parking place next to former Hartera factory and, higher above, 3. Maj shipyard. In the broken gaze of the city’s invisible face, this work stands as a metaphor of the society trapped in constant interruptions of progress, in a continuous loop of stumbling – the stumbling of the past against the present, or vice versa.

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