Kanat traces, Kokusai-Kentiku
London Olympic Games, 2012


These photographs include concepts and activities dear to me: the architecture, movement, travel, equestrianism.

Why did I choose photographs that depict enclosures?

<Enclosure> is everything that makes up the area through the pure function of preventing the crossing. It is an act of pure architecture because fencing means defining a portion of land and separate it from the rest of the world-nature, and this act poses the problem of mental or physical constitution of the limit, the border and its violation.

So what relation can there be between enclosure and activities such as movement and travel?

In The Book of Dreams by Artemidorus reads: "The walls, fences, hedges, fences and ditches dug around the boundaries of the property are tidings of safety for those who fear something, but do not fit absolutely travel and movements; in fact indicate impediments, as enclose what is inside. "

Yet the contrast between enclosure and travel is only fictitious because they each have a unique character paradoxically, a common identity. Probably the enclosure is just an internal order of the travel: the travel makes up territories and is therefore, in this sense, no different from the enclosure.

The latter, in turn, is not opposed to movements but often is defined on them. 

And here we come to the last term: horsemanship.

An activity that sums up in itself all these concepts, because it is moving, often within an enclosure, but also travel and crossing the boundary.


Viking Circular Bastion, Hobro, Denmark. National Geographic

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