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On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, we have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic.
There we have erected a house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down. A horizontal plane on high built in stone, Roman travertine, as if it were sand, an infinite plane facing the infinite sea. Nothing more and nothing less.
To materialize this elevated horizontal plane, which is the main living room of the house, we built a large box with 20 meters of frontage and 36 meters deep. And under those first 12 meters we excavated two floors in the solid rock to develop the whole living space.
Photography: Javier Callejas Sevilla
Many of us got through this. We got line of sight for this period. We could be young or old people but who are already grown they are hankering. Hankering for the past. We look this ages and almost craving for their physical and psychical chastity. We used to say that the adolescence is the „no-man’s land” between the childhood and the maturity. This may be because this is the period when our relationship is changing with the outside world and the reality. There is a double feeling in us, we would be child and grown in the same time. It is hard to get close while we are brimming with secrets and hiding, and all of these are connected to the construction of MY. The secrets raise wall which is important to strengthen us to have a separate existence. Writing a diary, locked memory books and group secrets are all things like that. There are secret books which if would be read by an outsider than it would come the question: why are these things are secrets? The power of MY is being trialled with these secrets. The big questions of the life are being dissected. Is it indeed real that I am alive? The world, the Earth, the other planets and the whole solar system are really existing? And why got the chair the name of chair or the table the name of table? I deal with this transition state through the relationship of my brother and his best friend. They often live for the nature and got away from the surrounding people to deal with their own small and secret businesses. I was striving to find and display these moments on my pictures, parallels in the continuously changing and evolving nature. They exist the fragile, clean, unprotected and honest phenomena in their. They do not comprehend the world like it could be certainly defined but like it could be uncertainly undefinable. This is an album about the intimate relationship of two child-grown, grown-child, a main secret book which tells their ordinary and extraordinary world in pictures and I could be a little part of it.
Photographs by Bianka Schumann