It is probably no street that I have walked along more times than Miranda Street. When I was a child, I went to school on the street, and walked along it four times a day, five days a week. Over thirteen years, that's 12.480 journeys from home to school and from school to home. There is definitely no street that I have walked along more.
It’s impossible for me to walk along Miranda street without meeting somebody I know, or running into strangers who are somehow connected to my friends and neighbours. I am very interested in these connections, which are only possible in a little neighbourhood or town.
There are videos and pictures of different shops and places on the street. Some videos are connected to other videos, made by the people in the images. The owners of the shops are from different places around the world, so a mixture of languages can be heard. There are shops which have remained the same, and shops which are constantly changing. In some places we can hear songs by Estopa (a local band), and in others the sound of Arabic music.
All the videos are sequences shot without any editing, however this does not mean that they show an objective vision of Miranda Street. The video installation is a manipulated and fragmented vision. Some videos are almost documentaries, and others videos are of an imaginary Miranda Street.
I wanted to move the street into a museum room, to a place where it could be kept intact. I would like to keep Miranda Street from the passage of time, as we do with the pictures we take of happy times. I would like to keep it as it was when I walked along it four times a day, from home to school and back again.
"Calle Miranda" was part of a group Cruïlla exhibition. Photo and video installation. Cornellà Castle. Cornellà,