This work was inspired by buildings and structures around the world bearing these futuristic shapes. Many of the buildings shown were designed by Santiago Calatrava, although I have included other architects and designs as well.
About three months ago, as I was constructing a tango video, was struck by the unique shape of a bridge I had included in the production. After a bit of digging I learned more about the pedestrian bridge called “Puente de la Mujer” in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. It was designed by the renowned spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and had the familiar and unequivocal shapes as many of his creations. The more I researched and read about these structures, the more I got inpsired to present my view of it.
I discovered similarities (so I think) between these curved shapes and many of the paintings by Vassilly Kadinsky 1866 – 1944 :: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky. I decided to use them as companions and contrast to this production.
Original Music: Shapes by Luis Carlos Espinosa :: http://lcespa.blogspot.com/
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Countries and cities where these structures are located:
Spain-Valencia, Barcelona, Sevilla;
USA-New York City, Milwaukee, Denver;
China-Pavillion of World Fair 2010