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POBLE NOU
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Jordi Colomer
2013

Video Installation (monocanal)
Master HD-CAM 4'45''
Sound
Colour
 Screen with 4 boxes on back side with dialogues translation on: russian, english, french, spanish

Director: Jordi Colomer | With: Ardrey Polunin, Yulia Taniushina | Neighbors: Adrian Caroll, Alba Vinent Ruiz,Antonio Saavedra, Antonio Vinent Fayas, Araceli Santos, Arturo Gonzalo, Bianca Clixas Richard, Catalina Bolea García, Charles Hanks, Elisabeth Albarracin Roberts, Enrique Cases Castellanos, Eva Erga,Gabriel Martin, Gillian Roberts, Gloria Jean Aixas, Jessica Torné, Joan Cervera, Joan Peña, Joaquina Ferrer Lucas, José Bello Cordero, José María Gallardo, José Maria Gómez, Josep Platas, Judit Soler Lozano, Karen Gómez, Karoline Monika Erga, Luis Fernández, Mª Àngels Lozano Gibert, Marc Colinas, María Antonia Bruña, Miracle Rodríguez Reig, Mónica Eua Romero, Montserrat Marco, Nacho Martínez, Núria Armengou, Nuria, Tomás Rosel, Oscar Díaz Bruño, Román Castelló, Teresa Sánchez H, Víctor Pozo | Direction Assistant: Albert Kuhn | Camera Men: Marcell Erdélyi, Pau Castejón | Production: Oriol Caba | Production Assistants: Agnès Mateus, Irene Milla, Carles Fígols with the help of Víctor Ruiz Colomer, Sofía Zambrano | Still Photography: Marc Viaplana | Sound: Gautam K. Choudhury | Sound Assistants: Alex Silva, Adrià Martí | Camara Assistants: Deirdre Canle, Francesc Olivé, Gaizko Fanarraga | Media Manager: Tomás Muñoz | Post-production vidéo: Adolf Alcanyiz | Produced by: CO producciones (Barcelona)



Poble Nou is an old industrial neighbourhood of Barcelona, constantly evolving. This parking is one of the "outlaw" zones often found in Colomer’s work: deserts, but also urban zones such as abandoned roofs, investigated and reactivate in Istanbul map (2010) or Crier sur les toits (2011), or again the wastelands where Anarchitekton’s character walks, delimitating Barcelona, Brasilia or Bucharest. 

As in Prohibido Cantar / No Singing this "suspended" space, where a urban macro-project never took place, is used by the characters in an unexpected way. Cars temporarily parked – for a visit at the beach – or the mourning group passing by with a coffin, escape from any official planning. Here is mentioned only what "occurs", and we benefit from witnessing a fortuitous encounter, a moment where several affairs should match. A young Russian couple on holidays, who just landed, and the neighbors’ accidental and ephemeral passage. As any fortuitous meeting, this one takes a Buñuel absurd appearance and is broadcasted by Yulia and Andrei’s improvised commentaries, which are translated in the installation in several languages.