3D Animation. 10m. Color. Stereo. Bilbao, 2006
Passenger retrieves the only elevator building that currently exists in Bilbao as a symbol and as an element of social communication.
Passenger connects the powerful image of Bilbao's only elevator building with its inexplicable invisibility.
Passenger evidence the contradiction between the powerful image of Begoña's elevator building and its inexplicable invisibility.
Passenger composes a series of unprecedented looks on the only elevator building in Bilbao.
This great rationalist machinist symbol of the 40, reaffirms not only as a public elevator, but rescues its port relationship by projecting light on the metropolitan area as a beacon.
50 seconds in vertical. A building elevator.
50 vertical seconds is the time it takes to ascend or descend in the lift that connects the Begoña neighbourhood with Bilbao’s Old Quarter. The lift building is located on Esperanza Street, and was built by Rafael Fontán in 1943. Since then, its almost daily use has been the norm for various generations. This mode of public transport, with its rationalist physiognomy, has had a fundamental presence in the social and cultural growth of the area. The incorporation of new forms of transport, such as the metro and the access it provides to Begoña, has had a negative influence in terms of everyday use. The building is in urgent need of repair, not just outside but inside. Going to the trouble of making the building the central axis of the project in some way presents the building with an SOS call. Its dilapidated state condemns the surrounding area to the same destiny.
Exhibitions: "Ficciones Urbanas", Koldo Mitxelena, Donosti, 2011; Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, 2006.