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Epsilon Euskadi

Luis Urculo

Nobody here knows the meaning of the word conscience.

Architecture is narrated as a complex mystery; this could be the statement of the "Epsilon Euskadi" video. Without entirely disclosing or explaining the project, the short movie by Luis Urculo allows the spectators to catch a glimpse of the Motor Racing Innovation and Technology Research Centre (Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain) designed by Javier Pérez Uribarri.

The video is the second act of a three part project exploring the architecture by ACXT, using different units of measurement to represent and eventually transform the spaces. While the other two videos ("AIC", "Piscina Vizcaya") introduce 'size' and 'memory', "Eupsilon Euskadi" is based on the concept of 'complexity' of architectural spaces.

Urculo, film maker and visual artist, emphasizes and dramatizes the inaccessibility of the building to the general public: the camera films neat and unattainable spaces where bodies of Formula One cars are developed, where "machines build other machines". The video is conceived to intrigue, to create a desire and to communicate the disorientating perception and yet fascination of a place that might appear incomprehensible to the casual visitor.


Architect: ACXT, Javier Pérez Uribarri
Mentioned project: Epsilon Euskadi (2007-2009)
Project location: Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
Editing: Mauricio Freyre

Spain 2010
Duration: 2'55''

Selected for ARCHITECTURE VISIONS. Erratic language in architectural narratives (Rome; July - September 2011), a series of public talks, conferences, and architecture videos on six dates curated by Image for MAXXI.