Ramon Puig Cuyás

Spain

The works that make up ‘Suite of Dresden: Variations on an Invisible Landscape’ series are driven by an experience lived in the city of Dresden. An archaeological excavation in the centre of the city reminded me of Italo Calvino’s book ‘Invisible Cities’, cities that have invested a reflection in the sky or on the underground, cities that run parallel lives without knowing each from other. Facing the Dresden falsely reconstructed for tourists, below are the old streets, the foundations and basements of the authentic, the city destroyed in a few hours of horror and fire. The city of pain. In the world there are many cities like Dresden, that of life, usually on the surface, and the horror and destruction in the underground, invisible to the looks, and forgotten.