Accumulation-Integration, 1973/2001

Photograph, 6 fotografies: 51 x 75 cm c/u

With extreme simplicity, Àngels Ribé experiments with primary components like soap suds, light reflecting on ropes tied onto a tree or water finding its way through the sand. After a period in Paris, Ribé went to the United States in 1973. That same year, when attending a festival in Evanston, Illinois, she requested a wrench from the Michigan firemen and opened a hydrant. After 9 hours, in a fully naturally way, a river had been created. As the artist has stated, all she wanted to do was make a river that would flow into the sea. It was a liquid action created through cumulation and integration. “Land art, the art of the earth, has always captivated me”, explained the artist in a 1992 interview.

Technical details

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Registration number:
Ribé, Àngels
Date created:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term. Gift of Rafael Tous (in process of being incorporated)
Object type:
Gelatin silver print on paper
6 fotografies: 51 x 75 cm c/u (height x width)
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
© Àngels Ribé
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