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Animating Characters in an Incomplete World

Interview with Marcos Sánchez – artist and filmmaker Visual artist, animator and filmmaker, Marcos Sánchez will be participating in the Ars Electronica 2021 Festival as part of Fundación Mar Adentro’s Polygonal Forest platform. In this interview, Marcos reflects on the...

The artistic process as a game

Interview with Cristóbal León, artist and filmmaker. Co-Director of the award-winning film La Casa Lobo (The Wolf House), together with Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal speaks in this interview about the role of art in the climate emergency, the upcoming premiere of...

The Natural Resources Trap: How to Avoid It?

About 30 years ago, the book Trayectorias divergentes (Divergent Trajectories) was published, edited by Patricio Meller and Magnus Blömstron. In this book, Latin American and Scandinavian authors compared the divergent long-term trends of both groups of countries. One of the...

A Story and its Unforeseen Materialities

Interview with Cristina Sitja, illustrator and ceramist. Driven by an interest in the animal and plant world, Cristina Sitja's work takes different forms and materialities that invite us to observe what surrounds us. In this interview we talk about her...

Grasslands: Places of Pioneering Species

“Pioneer plants, those that are capable of living in the midst of an ungrateful environment, are, in fact, fragile; they die outside of that environment. Riches do not suit them.” – Gilles Clement, Garden in Motion When I arrived to...

Rituals and Treasures of the Pacific Coast

Interview with Begoña Ugalde, poet and founder of Ediciones Liquen. A poet and narrator, Ugalde has made nature a constant theme in her writing. In the last few months, she published a book together with her publishing house about a...

Flooding Spaces with Native Green

Interview with Magdalena Valdés, founder of Bosko and dedicated to creating fast-growing native forests. Magdalena’s interest in nature and concern for the loss of native plant species led her –a historian with studies in sociology– to investigate the Miyawaki method...

Cosmic Order, Invisible Energies and Cycles of Nature

Interview with Elisa Balmaceda, visual artist, teacher and researcher. Always interested in the cycles of nature, Elisa Balmaceda began working with the sun and later expanded her research to include subjects linked to ecology, the understanding of time and space,...

Voices of a Woven World: Poetics and Inner Sustainability

Our feet trace a path of twisted roots and earth adorned with pine needles alongside the frozen body of Suur-Kaksjärv, a lake enveloped by pine trees. I catch the glowing face of a four-month-old held against his mother’s chest as...

System Suspect Suffering: A Work by Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira

Transition to Nature Padece is the first result of a year-long process (and ongoing) of an artistic research by Chilean artist Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira that took place within both a lab as well as onsite on the damage that the araucaria...

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