The two print editions from the Ciudad Moderna project stress the documentary potential of narrative film. These are photographs mined from the original film (Despedida de Casada, 1966) and cleaned up to read like architectural photographs. The print Ciudad Moderna (Pani) is composed of clips taken from a pan down the façade of the Guadalquivir 109 apartment building, designed by Mario Pani. This print synthesizes a period document where none existed before.


Documentation: Installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Installation at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; Ciudad Moderna (Prints) details; Ciudad Moderna (Pani) detail


Ciudad Moderna (Prints)

Terence Gower, 2004

11 Piezo pigment prints on photo rag

Each print: 30 x 40 cm

Printed by Stephen Gross at Brooklyn Editions


Ciudad Moderna (Pani)

Terence Gower, 2005

Piezo pigment print on photo rag

89 x 48.5 cm

Printed by Stephen Gross at Brooklyn Editions



Related Project: Ciudad Moderna


Storefront for Art and Architecture