Located on the hill overlooking the estate of Sa Bassa Blanca, one first encounters three large columns installed by Ben Jakober that establish a dialogue with the two chimneys of the former Electric generation plant of GESA at Puerto de Alcudia and a third one at their new site at La Murtera. They create a link of opposites between hill and plain, the sky and the sea, the industrial and the artistic...
Next to the columns is an old restored military Observatory guarding access to the Bay of Alcudia, built during the Civil War.
Inside we find the Camera Obscura, an installation by photographer Nilu Izadi, consisting of a completely darkened room in which the light enters through a lens placed in the facade. The exterior landscape –the bay of Alcudia and the islet of Aucanada– are inversely and neatly projected on a white, curved screen on the opposite wall.
This facility allows to become familiar with the basic concepts of cinema and photography.
The Camera Obscura theory and phenomenon have an important place in the art world. This "Observatory" is open to the public by appointment only, for small groups of six people prepared and equipped for a short excursion.
It is of special interest for all those interested in photography and cinema.