Espagne / Invité / 2016
" The Observation of Trifles "
Carlos Alba tries in “The Observation of Trifles” to bring his storytelling on how London foreign community moves within the city. There seems to be a patern where new comers seem to follow strange random small signals, encouraging then to meeting people until one eventually finds a his place in this metropolis.
The artist, also a spanish immigrant, takes objects he finds on the streets, may it be a broken piece of ruler, a note or even a slide film. He turns them into pieces of visual archeology by bringing back the story behind them. His poetic combination of objects, portraits and landscapes open a magical and physical mystery feeling to its audience.