Four paths of sensorial contemplation will take you through the different visual and symbolic layers that compose this virtually analogous forest, to explore its multiple sound, visual, biological, historical, cultural and conceptual dimensions, and reflect on our role as humans upon entering these ecosystems; not as external bodies but as integral components of the rich interrelations coexisting in these sacred natural spaces.
Dialogues Between
Land and Water
Paul Merchant
Catalina Valdés

Listen and observe as researcher Paul Merchant (Lecturer in Latin American Film and Visual Culture at University of Bristol) and art historian/curator Catalina Valdés (expert in art and naturalism of the 19th and 20th century) discuss how art can tell us stories that are different from what has been told from the lens of natural history and geography in relation to the Andes Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, creating parallels between the visual invisibility of these natural landmarks and sociocultural notions to delve deeper into the transformational possibilities that the art-ecology duality can offer.

To learn more about the different initiatives mentioned in this dialogue, click here to read about “Reimagining the Pacific” and here to watch the documentary Maipo Libre (available only in Spanish).

Virtual Encounters: Viewing, Transforming, Creating Landscapes Through Art
Green Art Lab Alliance / Cocina CoLaboratorio, Pollinaria, Fundación Mar Adentro, Undecided Productions, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, Temporary Art Platform, Yasmine Ostendorf
An invitation to virtually travel through this experimental mapping of connections and exchanges to view the actions, testimonies and voices of different initiatives across latitudes and longitudes. Through a series of encounters between various partners of the Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) –a network of art organizations contributing to sustainability through creative practices in Europe, Asia and Latin America– working from Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, Lebanon, Greece and Chile, the various videos, images, words and forms come together in response to three central questions: How do you envision and relate to a natural territory? How do you offer support or visions for other landscapes? How do you stay creative together? On the right hand side, we’ve left a space for you to also become a part of this virtual exercise, where you can collectively create your own possible landscape.
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