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GRVTY2
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(Fleeting History)


For millenia, we've built monuments to remind ourselves and future generations how much power can us humans have, wether it's over our own kind, or in a general sense, over the world around us. We observe in awe when we're in front of such vast structures that look bigger than history itself; we hear and read stories about how they were conceived and created, the wonderful minds behind them. We even get to think about how every one of those structures will remain standing long after we're gone.

But how long is the history of humanity really? How many empires and nations have been built just to remain only in memories at the end of it all? As Don DeLillo says, “a person rises on a word and falls on a syllable.” What once was an amphitheatre for 70.000 people who witnessed the most vivid representations of heroic wars and conquerors: what once was a monumental offering for a city's deliverance from the plague; what's now a remembrance of the World's Fairs from past centuries or a wonderful archive of the history of cinema; they will all have to face the pass of time and the inevitable decadence by the hands of nature.

This series tries to explore those known structures in a different way: to view them as ephemeral as we really are; tied them to our fate, our fragile existance; our own fight to survive the elements and the rules of physics. They will be here as long as we exist, and not much more than that.
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A series of deconstructed landmarks around Europe. Historical constructions defying GRVTY.
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