Jordi Colomer (1962) presents a series of works that orbit around the city and the ways of perceiving it. The movement of people and vehicles, buildings that appear or disappear, neighborhoods that change their purpose, or populations that move others mark the formation of a city: this flow of movements also shapes it. The constant activity of the city, which is what turns the city into an entity in perpetual transformation, writes a history of construction of memory, but also of becoming, of the future. The sample reflects on this phenomenon; especially in the way in which the images construct a shared imaginary and modify it with the passage of time. It also points out how the imaginary are also a form of urban transformation.
In “Svartlamon Parade”, Colomer part of documentary images of the parades organized by the students of the UKA, University of Trondheim (Norway) that took place between 1910 and ends of the 80. Colomer puts it to the test of the contemporary city with a collective action that restores the route they drew in the city. Also in “Lessons”, the actress Laura Weissmahr revisits a theatrical sketch realized in the 50s by the students of that university, a parody of the device that organizes the relation between teachers and students, pointing out an analogy between theater and political discourse and the roles of students and public.