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2017- 2018

 

CAVES OF THE SOUL

 

The distant images of “CANT A LA MÍMICA”, the book published with Leopoldo Samsó already 40 years ago, not only have not been erased from memory, but they persist in time, since nothing has been interrupted. The energy  remains the same, only fed with a faithful and persistent collaboration throughout this interval. And we can talk about interval because the same performer and the same photographer now publish, also in black and white, this new work.

 Unlike the first book, in which the snapshots immortalized moments of expression in front of an audience, these images are taken all in the Albert Vidal's studio.   The communication between performer and photographer is pure and specific. No one has been allowed to be present in the sessions that we have held for two long years in an ancient fortress of the ninth century, where historical memories remain intact. In this construction of oak and stone we have worked only with the nuances of natural light, which seeping through the windows allowed to calibrate the intensity to give light to the expressions that from the bottom of the soul emerged in deep communion.

In the long silences that surrounded these artistic encounters, the high point found, its being in the subtle click of the shutter. At that time, the soul's journey in rendering its secrets was rewarded by the finding that immortalized the apex of emotion that had been drained from the slime of existence.

This is how, full of happiness and fruit of the love of work and perfection, we present this selection of images before your accomplice and elevated look.

 

Albert Vidal

 

THE LABYRINTH OF THE  INTRIGUES

 

LONGING OF THE INNOCENCE

 

CAVES OF THE SOUL

MR GARBY DISAPPEARED COMIC OF THE XIX CENTURY

 

 

2004

 

After having been immersed during 5 years in Mongolia  recording telluric songs and living with the last shamans of the Altai Mountains, I was already in the Pyrenees finishing the staging of the character "The Prince".

 

The fascination with the world of masks led me to release these objective expressions that have always seduced me, photographed by my friend and collaborator Maria Escobedo.

 

 

1996

On images captured from a video of "Humà humà" filmed by María Escobedo, Oriol Vilaseca proceeded to digitize the images to get these Black Buddhas or deities of darkness.

 

1983

 

CANT A LA MÍMICA

 

Book of photographs by Leopold Samsó about "CHARTER"

 

 

From this short thirty-minute piece, turned out to be an exceptional book of photographs by Leopoldo Samsó and complemented by texts written by Jacques Lecoq, Joan Brossa and Xavier Fàbregas respectively.

 

This precious book entitled CANT A LA MÍMICA, edited by Fournier in papier couché and printed in a hole engraved with a silver plaque, deserved the praiseworthy criticism of Luis Permanyer in "La Vanguardia", writing that you had to go to Japan to find such well-made books .

 

1976

 

Returning from Bali to settle permanently in Barcelona, ​​the photographer Joaquin Muntaner summoned me for a photo session, which would play with the contrast of the presence and poses of a model with popular masks from the Topeng theater in Bali and expression games with these same masks.

 

1976

Bali, Indonesia

When I met the great dancer of Topeng, the teacher, Gunka, I told him that I had been fascinated by the art he practiced and I would be very honored to receive some teachings of his person that would guide me in the art of the mask. Gradually Eastern philosophy and culture would make a dent with my creative process.

 

On photographs of my brother Victor Vidal then resident in Bali, Oriol Vilaseca has made the following photomontage.