Hay un volcán encima de casa.

Alba Galocha and i spent over two years making something called ‘Hay un volcán encima de casa’. It’s the most beautiful, important and meaningful piece of work I’ve ever been a part of. The project’s book is available to purchase by clicking this link: Editorial Terranova.

The book was first released together with an installation featuring eight unique mixed media pieces -embroidery and photography- in La Mosca, Madrid, in October 2022. The exhibition, curated by Cristina Vives, also included a dual projection with additional photographs and an original remnant of one of the clay pieces used in the project.

“This book shelters a very personal collaboration between photographer Pablo Curto and multi-disciplinary artist Alba Galocha, with which for over two years they shared emotional concerns and creative outputs.

In a game of mirrors, the book can be read both ways, having two covers and double spreads with facing pages turned 180º. On one side, a series of photographs document thoroughly the clash between ceramic pieces made by Alba and the persistent erosion of the sea waves on a Fuerteventura beach, until the pieces loose their shapes and all that is left is a rounded memory of its original form. On the opposite pages, we find a transcript of private conversations held by the two artists over the course of many months, marked by Pablo’s grief over the loss of a loved one and Alba’s fears and concerns about life.

Hay un volcán encima de casa is a simple book, but nevertheless overwhelmingly poetic and honest, with both authors opening their souls and hearts for everyone to see.

The book includes a separate folded sheet insert with English translations.”

Text and images Alba Galocha and Pablo Curto, 2022.
All photographs were taken in Fuerteventura in 2021. 

Published by Terranova
Editor: Luis Cerveró
Book design: Naranjo-Etxeberria
Printed by Brizzolis

This project is supported by CAP Dept.
Film developed and scanned in Aulaga Lab, 2021.