“The invisible union of every module, transparency invading glass surfaces raised to pure theory, fracturing the view of perspectives, multiplying angles: like that dogma of pop on the multiple image, the artistic exaltation of industry, the distortion of repeated objects. Foretelling an impossible desert, dreaming beyond lines of blocks of buildings, there is an unconscious scar that opens up on the moist skin of the Atlantic: a flare of Central European grey with its suicidal strike, its deep, earthly underbelly in our neutral spirit.
That navigation of buildings and the dreamlike invasion of vegetal shadows: reconstructing what the palm tree has usurped, what eyes do not see in the buildings, slowly exploring their guts. Here one can feel threatened by the total loss of identity, which sticks to another, superior, essence, opaque and violent. In the cosmos of the walls, the urgent blasphemes scrawled by the hand: declarations of love, laments of destitution, rage written down.
Curtains, unmistakably human. Personal symbols of their existence, where humans were perhaps an accident, force majeure. Foretelling the future defeat of symmetry sold by time, the old age of material surrendered.”
—Extract from Lois Pereiro’s “Polígono de Elviña: o frío edificado”. Originally published in La Naval magazine, nº1, March 1985.
“Neighbourhood Unit” by Tono Mejuto was selected to be displayed in the exhibition «Edita: secuencia/sentido» curated by Miguel von Hafe. CGAC Museum. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2015
Tono Mejuto was trained in the A Coruña, Graz and Santiago de Chile schools of Architecture and is a member of Ergosfera, an urban action-research group. In addition, he has taken various courses in the visual arts area under, among others, Jorge Ribalta, Isaki Lacuesta and Xavier Ribas. In 2012-3 Tono read a Master’s degree in Photography at Blank Paper Escuela, Madrid, and has been singled out by Patrick Remy for his participation in the Planche(s) Contact Photography festival, Deauville, to which he will return as a guest in 2014.