crear bosques. art science technology & animals nature International Museum Day 2014
17
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2014
18
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2014
LABoral has prepared programme of free activities on the occasion of the celebration of International Museum Day
Image for International Museum Day 2014. ICOM
crear bosques. art science technology & animals nature Opening crear bosques
Photo: Piru de la Puente

performance crear bosques 28. 4. 2011
crear bosques. art science technology & animals nature Carmen Cantón
She was born in Oviedo, in 1957. Lives and works in Madrid.
centro de arte ego en Studio Banana. February 2010
crear bosques. art science technology & animals nature
27
Apr
2011
30
Dec
2018
Image: courtesy of the artist.

crear bosques. art science technology & animals nature

Image: courtesy of the artist.

27
Apr
2011
30
Dec
2018

crear bosques [Creating Forests] (Piñera, Asturias,1996...) is a participative art action, representing a monument and at once a society. A living monument and an architectural society coupled with the passing of time which seeks to create a large global forest connecting all those already existing, through the sponsorship of trees.

It all started with a video-installation which, filling the function of a green house, invited people to fill in a form to sponsor a tree. This action produced a transfer from the urban setting to the natural environment, and in so doing fused apparently hostile realities. Following through on those initial parameters, crear bosques has become a far-reaching global action which, by means of networking and activism, wishes to create guidelines for dialogue and action: in short, individual engagement as a form of politics or eco-politics. Another of its principles is to work with a resource economy in order to turn the process into a growing relational node from the technological perspective of networking, outreach and sustainable growth.

The action consists of the compilation of sponsorship applications, while the management of the action —with a key involvement of museums, art centres, collectives and NGOs— and the actual planting returns to objecthood inasmuch as the transformation into a location map that allows sponsors to visit their tree should they so wish. To date, a number of actions have been carried out in Asturias and Galicia in Spain, and in Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Germany, among other countries.

Instructions: Use of the crear bosques map in the garden of LABoral Variable piece=168 trees

The artist Carmen Cantón volunteers to plant trees under commission in the garden of LABoral. The seed for the action was a performance, in turn based on a work in progress that began on 21st March 2000 in Monte Deva, Gijon.

Project Management: Carmen Cantón
Coproduction: EMULSA-Empresa Municipal de Servicios de Medio Ambiente Urbano de Gijón S.A.
Organization: Crear bosques & Centro de Arte Ego
Curator: Lucia Antonini
Collaboration: MAV-Mujeres en las Artes Visuales, FAPAS-Fondo para la Protección de los Animales Salvajes, Space Invaders, Guerrilla Girls
www.crearbosques.org

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