Artist: Jose Ignacio Hernández Larburu
Face: Jose Ignacio Hernandez
HUMANOPOLIS is a photographic project that aims to humanize the city, recovering the initial destination for which it was built and making the citizen see that it is at your service and that you have to feel it with such. It shows the interconnection of man with the city, uses the metamorphosis of the body with the landscape of the city, the public space intervenes.
The naked body of a man as a symbol stripped of all sexual, economic, racial, political and social conditions. The images recreate, reconstruct the city through the intervention of the naked body with urban space. Man merges with space and matter with form. Crossing the skin as a human limit and crossing the surface as an urban limit. The limits of the body with the limits of the city to create a mind without borders and an open city. Our physical space with our mental space, from the intimate to the public, from the interior to the exterior. Body and space, skin and stone.
Terms like origin, growth and evolution are common between man and the city. Sociocultural changes in cities reflect the historical values of the territory, identity. People have to recognize their individuality but at the same time their global condition by integrating themselves into the public space. The man occupies the urban land and in this way we give meaning to the space, one needs the other, the vulnerability of the body that melts and protects itself with its environment. A body is meaningless without a space and space without a body neither. The city posed as a product of man's social need, constituting his means of expression. The man grows and the city with him according to his needs. Architecture as urban expression and the body as human expression. Public spaces, identity spaces.
The city as a product of a society without borders, a reflection of the man who generate.