During the January of 2007, the construction works of a secondary pipe of the water distribution mains in Segarra-Garrigues system, caused an unexpected appearance of archaeological ruins from an ancient construction for 4.800 years in Seró (Artesa de Segre, Lleida).
The most important point of this discovery was the megalithic nature of sandstone slabs and especially the accuracy of geometrical decoration sculpted. Stones with soft relief that, at the same time, were parts of ancient statues reused from a previous sculptural monument.
… a corner space looking west with winter sun and vegetal cover during the summer, some banks recycling the stones of one of orchards and different carpets of floors alternating the use of materials such as clay, iron, topsoil, granite gravel… the shadows of two hackberry recovered… and the memory of the old orchard with the spontaneous regrowth of chard.
Finally we start entering to the room of the stele, by means of a spiral path with an almost imperceptible slope, surrounded by ceramic pieces that lets in the dim light, the air, the smells of the countryside, the fog.
While walking along the spiral, the light intensity goes down, the ceramic pavement disintegrates, and once in the camera the overhead light focuses the eye on the etched surface of each of the stele… silence… slowing time in a space of accurate contemplation, in a horizontal plane of clay powder showing the footprint of each visitor.
Quietly and in reverse we start to go out with no possibility of crossing with others… gradually intensifying light and noise, until the horizon of a wheat field comes to find us and takes us back to the common agricultural landscape of the area.