The textile industry was one of the pillars of industrial development in Catalonia during the 19th century. Many elements of industrial heritage linked to the manufacture of textile products are still preserved. But some of them are out of context, as is the case with the old chimney of the former factory of Cooperación Fabril S.A., the first textile workers cooperative in the city of Olot. The location in the contemporary urban context reminds us of similar elements we have in our city. It is located near the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa, the best example of volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula. An interesting context for the abstract art of Vasili Kandinsky to emerge from the buildings.
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.