The Grandas de Salime reservoir has a mythical history of great importance. Located in the mountainous western part of Asturias, legend has it that the area gets its name as a result of the Devil passing over the waterfall. In an environment full of legends and traditions the modern power plant was built in the mid 1950´s and the most singular and famous element is a futuristic style mural by Joaquín Vaquero Turcios that combines the aesthetics of Franco´s ideology with the imaginary of electrical technologies and science fiction. Due to its diabolical past, we have tried different infernal style textures, although the one that best fits its nature also comes from a work by Hieronymus Bosch.
This collection turns some of the most representative elements of the Spanish industrial heritage into artworks. We combine images of each heritage element with the textures of different art masterpieces using a neural style transfer algorithm to generate compositions of approximately 600x480 pixels. Each image is combined with different textures to show multiple aesthetic interpretations of the same location by modifying the starting images and weight parameter of each style. We also do this by presenting different points of view of some of the locations. Several of the buildings or places in the collection have been chosen as a result of their unique characteristics that are explained in the descriptions of the creations that are part of the collection.
This collection has been created with funding from "Ayudas para la modernización e innovación de las industrias culturales y creativas 2022-Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte" from the Spanish Government.
Proyecto financiado con las ayudas para la modernización e innovación de las industrias culturales y creativas
correspondientes al año 2022 del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte.