Minimal Republics, Rubén Martín de Lucas’ aerial photo
Minimal Republics is an extremely current project by the Spanish artist Rubén Martín de Lucas, which deconstructs the concept of borders.
Spanish photographer Rubén Martín de Lucas has taken a series of photographs in different locations outside Madrid that immortalize landscapes of 100 square meters, in each of which he lived for 24 hours. He photographed the experience using a drone, with which he realized the series Minimal Republics.
The project is aimed at the critique of border control around the world. In the light of recent events concerning the sensitive issue of borders, discriminatory practices in the application of immigration laws, the “question of the border” takes on increasingly darker tones.
That’s why within Minimal Republics we find the Stupid Borders section, which the artist so motivates:
“On the artificial nature of borders and on man’s inability to live without them”.
In the series, each border is created to question our definition of nation and aims to underline that recent measures on border control are largely based on prejudiced political and philosophical opinions.
In addition to physical boundaries, unfortunately, it is sometimes more difficult to get out of mental ones.