Res (Nothing)

April 23, 2010 | lab,laboratoy

The red ropes draw attention to the wine cellar itself. They act as a directing passage for visitors as well as a marker to present the preserved space in the historic cellar. These cords mark the corners where you can admire nothing more than the walls and the place itself.

Where there are no rope there are no limits, no blockades, and the life of the space blossoms in the form of words.

These ephemeral inscriptions on the walls (written in chalk) are the words of the residents of the Priorat region. They are a the responses from a previous project, also done at Priorat Centre d’Art, a survey conducted asking them what the most important aspects of the region were and what they might want to change in the future.

On more than one occasion the answer was “Res” (Nothing in Catalan). This is exactly what we brought to the space, nothing. They did not attempt to tell their own story in this unique space but rather presented the wine cellar as it is and utilized it as a place to communicate the messages of the people of the region.

Together with Ripo.

1cellermasroig

2agujero

3cuerdaroja

5tizaproceso

6tizaproceso

9resproceso

10respintando

11magradatalcomes(ilikeitjustasitis)

12novulguemferneunmonidil·lic(wedontwanttomakeitaperfectworld)

13saladetiza

13saladetiza2

14loRES(nothing)

15pasillo

15pasillo