Swallows’ Trace

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The reading of “No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies”, by Naomi Klein, brings a quick reflection on our globalized world. There is a piece of the book that has specially caught my attention, the one about the “asian swallows”: ephemeral industries that literally fly from one island to another in Southern Asia. The movement of these companies is extremely aggressive with the social environment. Like swallows do, they migrate when social conditions are not any more favourable.

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The proposal is to create a serial of sculptures that would be the Asian Swallow’s trace. Formally, they are a negative form of a feet that would be placed on public spaces on the areas where there used to be a factory. These ones would be linked to different small sculptures of feet and shoes (this time at real scale) placed on the main squares in  developed countries. These would address the audience to a new localization that could be checked on the Internet, where they could easily read about the topic.

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Wax Cloud Loop

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Basing the piece on the unusual phenomenon of the Morning Glory clouds. “Rolling Clouds” are produced by still unknown reasons. It is thought that they are produced by cold air and humidity from the sea, but the short time it last and the so uncommon situation, make it hard to research about it.

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The project is based on the “interest“ they produce (millions of entries are found on the internet, and there are even special trips to try to ride them), and on the “ephemeral” aspect (as you can normally find them only in September and October and only during the morning or evening).

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The idea is to have a turning machine that on its way up faces a heat source that makes wax drops fall down to a new grid that it turns over itself and creates a new wax cloud. This new wax cloud faces the same procedure, become a loop.

The installation proposal shows how people are fascinated by ephemeral issues, destroying a cloud to make a new one that follows. The movement imitates the “rolling clouds”, but it is more a lyric about how “man destroys to build, and builds to destroy”, making a destructive loop as on the proposal.

Project proposal wrote on 2010.

Salty-Sweet PopCorn

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Already in 2011, I got involved with media and social networks in order to publish and get people involved in artistic projects. Here my first try out under the directions of Anna Zwingl.

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For many decades, films and documentaries have been speaking about natural disasters. Lately, a new tendency related to climate change has been raised. However, the attitude of human being remains untouched on an egoistic cycle of extreme consumption and waste. These facts are not only not helping our nature, but boosting the environmental damage.

Human beings are just remaining as a simple audience opposite a science-fiction film, not replying to the message that some directors or artists have tried to send, nor replying to a grotesque way of commercial- ising the catastrophe by Hollywood. Human beings are, generally, remaining as spectators.

My proposal is a participative installation where two boxes of popcorn are displayed. The first one, the salty one, contains white paper pop corns with statements about the environmental damage, try- ing to make a reflection on the topic. The second box, called the sweet one, is to be…

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