Umbra, an installation created by students from the Elisava Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces, will be part of this year’s edition of Llum BCN, Barcelona’s festival of light arts. This festival, which will last from 3 to 5 February, will once again bring together tens of thousands of local residents in the streets to imagine the city of tomorrow through the works of creators in every field, from contemporary art to design and architecture, and from technology to lighting design.
The Umbra installation takes as its starting point an obsolete industrial building in the city of Barcelona, so as to bring dignity to the dematerialisation the site has suffered over the years and splendour to the landscape of disoccupation. Umbra puts at its centre the community who, despite everything, is using this land site. A meeting made of shadows and movement of all those individuals whose presence give a new value to physical emptiness. The installation explores the interaction of human bodies in order to generate a new intangible space in the middle of the apparent emptiness of the city landscape.