From the winter simplicity of the Woluwe Park in Brussels (Belgium) this artwork explores some of the foundational conflicts of... Read More
the winter simplicity of the Woluwe Park in Brussels (Belgium) this
artwork explores some of the foundational
of western society in the 21st century: our desperate denial of the
psychological and philosophical clash
desires, experiences and realities; and our longing to connect with
the natural dimension of life, while we suffocate it with deeply
ingrained habits of extractive consumption.
es, raza mortal, tu cobardía.
y tu nodriza
olvides, Demofón, que fue una diosa;
trocó en maciza
floja carne y la tiñó de rosa,
te dio el ancho torso, el brazo fuerte,
más te quiso dar y más te diera:
la llama que libra de la muerte,
eterna juventud por compañera.”
Machado’s poetry (1875-1939) accompanies this piece of
environmental art which challenges the spectator about the concepts
of luxury vs. primary need and
vs. fundamental consumption. It does so through an everyday product
with a useful life of less
1 minute, in contrast with the 5 million minutes of life of a young
tree cut down to make the virgin pulp. This ephemeral artwork, made
with non-harmful and biodegradable materials, is conceived to remain
installed in nature until its complete degradation.
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