︎ The Cage: Experiments over documentation (2018-Ongoing)
is a collaborative experience by Julián Barón & Alejandro Acín for anyone interested in visual culture, photography, design, social science, history or humanities.Through the collective construction and activation of a counter-archive, participants respond visually to a contemporary issues using xerography techniques as a conscious act to liberate the photographic image, the copy becomes the original. There is a sense of urgency, and participants are confronted to a series of design problems they need to resolve. The results contribute to a proletarian visual archive where the creative process of its construction is as relevant as its content. An eclectic archive composed of official,unofficial, corporative, community, personal, physical and onlineimages; where participants experiment to create an installation inthe public space and a publication. These experiences are registered and documented in a printed publication and a series of multimedia pieces showing some of the making-of. THE CAGE propose a discussion about the original function of images, their creators and the context they are circulated inviting participants to create new interpretations and meanings around contemporary socio-political issues.
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