Personal project

2021

Masies imaginades is a commentary in the form of artistic experimentation that aims to highlight the ideology and the condition of the Estudi de la Masia Catalana as a cultural artefact. A careful selection of photographs, taken from the Estudi’s collection held by the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya, with the aim of accentuating the class bias of the work, serves as the basis for the training of a neural network that generates new images of farmhouses. The result shows us images aesthetically halfway between rudimentary techniques of photography and engraving. Their lack of mimetic verisimilitude and rigorous sense of perspective detract from their documentary effectiveness to make way for an imaginary fantasy of the manor house.