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Publisher Note

Xavier Ribas's "Nomads" (2008) is a body of work and a subsequent publication (Bside Books, 2012) that does more than narrativise a story. The work consists of elements of an installation that includes a photographic diptych of brooding clouds, a Google Earth composite image, a text, geographical coordinates, and a grid presentation of thirty-five photographs taken of a former industrial plot on the Eastern outskirts of Barcelona. With these elements, Nomads provides a number of possible navigations, introducing ideas of how architecture serves as a mode of control and division, used by those in power against communities that are deemed unwelcome in the order of their schemes.

Exhibition Catalogue

Concrete Geographies – Nomads

Xavier Ribas

Release Place Barcelona, Spain
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2011
Artist: Xavier Ribas
Printrun 687
ISBN-13: 9788461572298
Inscription numbered, signed
Topics Barcellona, Industrial Photography, Spain
Methods Photography
Language English, Spanish
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 25.0 × 30.8 cm
Pages 84