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Ricardo Cases' third photobook deals with an unusual subject: a unique form of pigeon racing which is practised in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia. The sport consists of releasing one female pigeon and dozens of males. Painted in combinations of primary colours, reminiscent of flags or football kits, these pigeons chase the female to get her attention. None ever manage to get too intimate, and consequently the winner is the one that spends the most time close to her. The winner is not necessarily the most athletic, the toughest or the purest in breed but the most courteous, the one that shows most constancy and has the strongest reproductive instinct. This is the one that is seen as the true embodiment of 'macho'. The pigeon handler invests time, money and hope in his young pigeons. He raises them, gives them names, trains them and has faith in them. When competition day arrives he is full of childlike illusion and uncertainty. Known as colombiculture, it is a sport with rules and referees. The price for young pigeons can reach thousands of euros and betting involves large amounts of money. The male pigeon becomes almost a projection of the pigeon-keeper himself, who embodies its sporting, economic and sexual success or failure in the community. Raising a male champion can bring both prestige and profit. Far from the harsh reality of his daily life, the colombaire has a second life where all is possible - he can reach the top. He just needs a champion pigeon. In Paloma al Aire, Ricardo Cases explores the sport as a symbolic act, a projection and a way of relating to the world. It is an ethnographic documentation as groups of men run through the countryside behind their male pigeons, observing their mating performances, discussing the rules and the decisions. It could almost be a study of the rituals of a remote tribe or of a group of children who, in the process of discovering the world, invent a new game. Ricardo Cases was born in Orihuela, Spain, in 1971. He originally studied journalism at the University of The Basque Country. He has exhibited widely throughout Spain as well as in China, Poland and Peru, and has won several awards. He now lives and works in Madrid and is represented by La Fresh Gallery, Madrid.
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Descripción Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011. Soft cover. Condición: New. 1st Edition. Nº de ref. del artículo: ABE-15834972289
Descripción Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M190789313X
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Descripción Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011. Spiral-bound. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P11190789313X
Descripción Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Condición: Nuevo. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Nuevo. 1ª Edición. Signed book in mint condition, for other pictures or further information do not hesitate to ask. "Remote-controlled desire The pigeon breeder spends time, money and hope on his pigeons. He rears them, names them, trains them and has faith in them. When competition day arrives he turns up with childish excitement and uncertainty. Pigeon sports have rules and referees and pigeons can reach a value of thousands of euros, with bets moving even higher amounts. However, there is something much more childlike in the fascination for birds, and the man who holds a trembling bird in his hand has the same look he had when he was ten years old. The most macho Within columbiculture we find a truly Spanish variant: sports columbiculture. The game is as follows: a hen pigeon is set loose while dozens of cock pigeons fly after her to compete for her favours. Although none of them really fully achieves this goal, the male who spends the most time close to the female is the winner. The winner is not the most athletic pigeon, the one with the most endurance or the purest bred one. The winner is the most gallant pigeon, the one with the greatest persistence and reproductive instinct, the most macho.
Breeding a winning pigeon can mean prestige and financial gain. Painted with combinations in primary colours, just like flags and football teams, the pigeon selected, bred and trained to mate, becomes a projection, a flying vector of the pigeon fancier, which will represent his sporting, economic and sexual success or failure before the community. Far from the daily grind, the pigeon fancier finds in the pigeon breeding universe a parallel life where he can reach the top. All he needs is a winning bird. The pigeon fancier remains on the ground but his vector can fly. (.) " Text by Luis López Navarro, 2011. Firmado por el autor. Nº de ref. del artículo: ABE-1497007938067