FUNDACIÓN MAR ADENTRO founded in 2011 in Chile to create collaborative experiences between art and science to develop knowledge, awareness and action for nature. Our multidisciplinary team works together with a network of collaborators under three lines of action: nature conservation, creation/research, and experiential learning dissemination.
Image of an araucaria ( Araucaria araucana) tree created by a LiDAR scanner, © Courtesy of Fundación Mar Adentro and GEOCOM.
POLYGONAL FOREST is a virtual encounter with a temperate forest inspired by Bosque Pehuén, a privately protected area of conservation that protects 882 hectares in the Andean Araucanía in the South of Chile, recognized as one of the 200 most important biodiversity sites in the world. Conceived as an experimental nature research station, we carry out, since 2014, a Residency Program that gathers thinkers and creators in a transdisciplinary practice to explore nature stewardship strategies and the human and non-human relation at a local and international perspective. It is a place that seeks to bridge the gap between ancestral, scientific and socio-cultural knowledge of forests.
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Fundación Mar Adentro
Curator: Maya Errázuriz
Coordinator: Juan Pablo Vergara
Educational content: Amparo Irarrázaval, María Jesús Olivos
Web development: Diego Alarcón
Etienne de France
University of Bristol, Arts and Humanities Research Council
Green Art Lab Alliance
CCC - Centro de Cine y Creación
Galería Patricia Ready
IF Blanco Recoleta
This project is a cooperation between the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores | Gobierno de Chile and Ars Electronica.
Madeline Hurtado, Ángela Pabón, Ignacio Concha, Felipe Guarda, Álvaro Escobar, Paul Merchant, Catalina Valdés, Yasmine Ostendorf, Harriet Matzdorf, Elise Luong, Vicky Tsirou, Mariana Martínez, Colectivo Antagonismo, Danor Quinteros, Germán Mellado, Alexis Francisco Millanao, Víctor Leyton, Álvaro Díaz, Valentina Montero, Nicole L'Huillier, Cristóbal Cea, Diego Olivos, Sebastián Millán.
Bosque Pehuén, Araucanía Region, Chile.
© Amparo Irarrázaval