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Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City NEW TITLE
Isaac Cordal:
Cement Eclipses
Small Interventions in the Big City
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Isaac Cordal is a sculpture artist from London. His sculptures take the form of “little people” sculpted from concrete in ‘real’ situations. Cordal manages to capture much emotion in his vignettes, in spite of the little people’s lack of detail or color.
Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (1) Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (5)
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Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (7) Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (4)
Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (3) Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City (2)
Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and we empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. His sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters — in many unusual and unlikely places.

This book is the first time his images have been shown together, and many images have never been seen. Cordal’s concrete sculptures are little gifts to the public, left to their own devices throughout London. A few lucky people will see and love them incarnate, but so many more will have missed out.

What really makes these pieces magical is their placement — they bring new meaning to little corners of the urban environment. They express something vulnerable, but deeply engaging. So Cordal’s men in grey are a little message of hope in spite of their forlorn appearance; they are there to remind you that pessimism is not common sense, it’s just pessimism.

256 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/4'' x 5 3/4'' (210 x 146 mm)
180 color illustrations, English

ISBN: 978-0-9559121-8-4  $ 22.00
About the Artist:
Isaac Cordal
Isaac Cordal is Co-founder and administrator of Community art and free action ALG-A .org.

Co-manager of net label experimental audio. alg-label.com

Member of LUDD34560. Electronic art collective from Galicia. Spain. ludd.alg-a.org

Co-director of the documentary open source project Balor, a little Galician accent but good. http://balor.alg-a.org

Isaac Cordal's videos
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See also:

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GINGKO PRESS | ART / STREET ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9780955912184 | ISBN-10: 0-9559121-8-0 / 0955912180