Its almost 4 years ago that l´oeil de la photographie honoured me by publishing photographs of my work Prefabricated Life which portrayed the homogeneous rooms of Pyipiat the abandoned room by Chernobyl.
Alfonso Batalla, Post Production Life
I have continued this work with deals with time (or the non existence of time) by looking at another left behind town. This time, the subject is Pyramiden, a former state of the art Soviet mining town within the Arctic Circle (Norway, nowadays). I´ve tried to mix both architectural shots of the buildings (sometimes, looking like elevations) with shots of the rooms. In fact some polipthics have been made to reflect the typologies of identical rooms where vinyls, painted papers, minimal furniture and random decay have turn into different dorms which were designed to be identical.
I think that time, as egalitarianism, doesnt realy exist. They are a kind of software in our brain to help homo sapiens to understand the world, cooperate and improve.
That way, this images are more real that the buildings they reproduce, as they are real in the here and now (printed in a book, hanging on a wall) and with a purpose to endure.
These large format prints are being currently exhibited in a non-profit foundation (Funadacion Iberoamerica Europa) in Madrid.