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Presented by IC-Visual Labs & Arnolfini. “When we get lost in the forest, trees moss indicate where the North is. When we get lost in Benidorm (Spain), thousands of balconies tell us where the South is, facing a glaring and flat Mediterranean sea that resembles a tin foil”

For the first time in the United Kingdom, the internationally acclaimed Spanish photographer, Ricardo Cases, will be speaking about his latest publication entitled PANORAMA. Ricardo Cases’s work is distinguished by a use of intense colors, creating a surreal visual world from rural and urban realities.

Launching in the UK with this event, the photobook PANORAMA is a series of ‘triptychs’; images presented in groups of three instead of individually. Exploring the city of Benidorm, Spain, each page shows us one building, one inhabitant, and their view of the city. In this way, the book is an attempt to understand this city and its vertical nature as well as the desire of living in the heights – a glimpse from afar onto a skyscraper balcony, and an excuse to ring the buzzer.

Join us at this event as Ricardo Cases discusses PANORAMA, and his wider photographic practice.

This publication is edited and designed by Ángel Álvarez (Tipode Office) with texts by Esther García Llovet.

Our Café Bar will be open till late serving food and drinks. Come along before the talk for our Pre-Theatre Menu, serving 5-6.30pm.


Ricardo Cases (b. 1971)

Born in Orihuela, Alicante (Spain), Ricardo Cases holds a BA in Sciences of Information from the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao (Spain).

In 2006 he joined the Blank Paper Photography Collective – in 2009 created Fiesta Ediciones with the designer Natalia Troitiño, and since 2013 has been a member of the AMPARO platform.

Beginning in 2007, Cases has also developed his work as a teacher in CASA, Blank Paper School, in the European Institude of Design (Madrid, Spain) and in Efti (Madrid, Spain).

Cases is represented by galleries Angeles Baños (Badajoz, Spain) and La Fresh Gallery (Madrid, Spain), Temple (Paris), EspaceJB (Geneva, Switzerland) and Dillon + Lee Gallery (New York).

Publications include the books El blanco (Dalpine, 2016), El Porqué de las naranjas (Mack Books, 2014), Paloma al aire (Photovision-Schaden-Dewi Lewis, 2011), La caza del lobo congelado (Fiesta Ediciones-Cuadernos de la Kursala, Universidad de Cadiz, 2009) and Belleza de barrio (Universidad de Extremadura, 2008).