“Many years ago, I imagined a party full of people, where no one communicated with each other…”
Alone, isolated and forgotten. These are just some of the feelings that can be masked by the progression of technology. We’re sucked into the virtual world full of infinite possibilities. Or so it seems.
Isaac Cordal exposes the contradictory nature of modern day society in his installation Sasiedzi(Neighbours). In this piece a number of his renowned miniature sculptures of bald headed businessmen are individually trapped in tiny balconies. Most of them are lost in the mobile phones they hold in their hands. The empty handed ones just appear lost. These expressionless figures are a reflection of the way technology has connected us, virtually, but the terrifying reality is we are more isolated and trapped than ever.
‘Many years ago, I imagined a party full of people, where no one communicated with each other. There was a warmth due to the presence of bodies, but there was no communication. There was a noise of the overlapping conversations, but the conversations were not between the people present. They were all communicating with someone in the outside world through their mobile phones. ‘ – Isaac Cordal
Isaac Cordal is a Spanish Galician artist whose work involves sculpture and photography in the urban environment. With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street.
Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathize with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places.