ART INTERVENTION: FOLLOW THE LEADERS. ISAAC CORDAL
“Follow the leaders” is an installation formed by the inhabitants of a city who blend into the rubble of its ruins. Populated by little business men who wander around aimlessly observing the collateral impact of their own decisions. The city in ruins is the trail we leave behind us as we move away from nature.
The sculptures represent a social stereotype associated with power, bureaucracy, politics, patriarchy, the bank… The sculptures are the icon of a society in constant decay.
“Follow the leaders” is part of a project developed in the urban space called Cement Eclipses in which an army of little cement figures try to make sense of the world we have created.
Isaac Cordal (1974) is a Galician sculptor who works between Bilbao and Brussels. Isaac transforms any corner of the city with his little cement figures, charged with melancholy and social critique.
He is the creator of the work “Cement Eclipses“, miniature cement figures which recreate scenes and real issues from society today such as political failure, climate change, the lack of freedom of expression… invading small cracks in the street, puddles, pavements and other areas of cities such as Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, etc.
With the act of miniaturization and placement in urban venues, Isaac Cordal stimulates the imagination of pedestrians who come across his sculptures in the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical observation of our behaviour as a social mass. The work aims to draw attention to our devalued relation with nature through a critical look at the collateral effects of our evolution.
Cement Eclipses started as a nomadic project in public spaces in 2006 and is an ongoing process. To date, interventions have been set up in cities including Berlin, London, Bogotá, Brussels, Zagreb, Vienna, Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Nantes, San José, Hanoi, etc.