Artist Statement from Isaac Cordal:
Cement eclipses is a research project about the urban space, in-between sculpture
and photography. Sculpture is used as a starting point and photography as a witness
to the execution of installations for later publishing or exhibition. The small
pieces (25 cm. approx.) are made in cement, then reproduced with silicone molds. The
figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which human being leaves his
role of citizen merging with the city and slowly becoming part of urban furniture.
Then confirming its voluntary isolation/alienation from nature, hiding himself among
sidewalks, streets, walls, etc. and transforming little by little the urban
environment in its natural habitat.
This project started in 2006 as a nomad project and as a continuous process, combining urban installation and street art. Cement eclipses was developed in urban
areas of several European cities including Berlin, London, Brussels, Liege,
Barcelona, Vigo, etc. Most of the photographs in this dossier have been realised in
London, where I currently reside, between September 2008 and January 2009.