CASA DE CAMPO by Antonio M. Xoubanova
スペイン人フォトグラファー、アントニオ・ツォバノヴァ（Antonio M. Xoubanova）の作品集。知表面積約1,700メートル、NYセントラルパークの５倍もの広さを誇るマドリード最大の森林地帯「CASA DE CAMPO」を舞台に、その地で目にする自然や動物、人々をまるで初めてその地に足を踏み入れたかのような目線で捉ることで、どこかおとぎ話のようなフィクションとノンフィクションの狭間に身をおいたような感覚になる1冊。
"Someone was here, somebody did this. Stuff happens here."
Casa de Campo is a photographic fable rooted firmly in the realities of Madrid’s largest public park. Casa de Campo sprawls, five times the size of Central Park, to the west of Madrid. Between 2008 and 2012 Antonio M. Xoubanova wandered the paths of this urban woodland examining the people, animals and objects he saw as if he was on uncommon ground. Inadvertently he found himself transforming a given reality into narrative fiction. Designed as an ancient fairy tale, the book is made up of five chapters referring respectively to love, death, fleeting moments, symbols and a lack of direction. It examines both the symbolic and the oneiric through the gathering together of people, animals, animate and inanimate beings within this single space. In his text Luis Lopez posits that for any researcher, archaeologist, intruder or anthropologist their findings will always be the same: someone was here, somebody did this. Stuff happens here. These traces are what drew Xoubanova back into Casa de Campo over the years.