Check our new outreach activities for “Expanded Nature”

In the context of this exhibition, Fundación Mar Adentro and the La Moneda Cultural Center invite you to participate in two workshops during March and April, to learn and further explore our natural heritage through sound art and sustainable practices of botanical recollection.

Workshop 1 / Listening to the environment: acoustic ecology and sound design

A workshop directed by sound artist whose work is part of the exhibition, Gregorio Fontén, which seeks to teach participants on key aspects and references of sound art in natural environments, as well as technical and fundamental aspects for practical/creative work that can be carried out with soundscapes.

A 1 day workshop which will begin with a presentation and introduction to acoustic ecology and examples of soundscape artworks. Then, each participant will individually explore and experiment with the sounds they may find in their close environment, to end the workshop, with a collective soundscape art piece created from the sounds “collected” by each of the participants. Participants will learn how to use specific software for audio manipulation and other useful techniques.

When: March 23 between 10:00 and 16:30 via zoom. For more information, click here. (Workshop inscriptions are now closed).

Workshop 2 / Sustainable collection and conservation of natural species – Currently postponed due to covid protocols

This crash-course consists of two sessions: In the first, participants will be roaming in a natural environment of the city to identify various species, which later in a second online session, they will be able to experimentally conserve with biomaterials.

“Ethnobotanical drift: collection of native flora and edible wild plants” is the name of the first session, which will be led by Miquel Moya (designer and founder of the initiative Alimentos Silvestres whose work is currently on view in the exhibition), in which, through a walk in a natural space in the city of Santiago, different plants will be presented endemic, native and exotic, as well as basic concepts linked to ethnobotany. Participants will compare the species collected through a practical exercise. In turn, they will obtain a sample of a natural species that they will later learn to conserve in the second session.

The second session of this course called “Biomaterials Conservation Workshop”, which will be taught by Ignacio Serrano, and which consists of an experimental approach to the conservation of species in a sustainable way through biofabrication techniques. Participants are expected to come across these new materialities and have the opportunity to appropriate them, making them affordable through low-cost and homemade methods.

People over 15 years of age (total of 20 participants will be admitted) may enroll and it is a requirement to participate in both sessions of the course. In addition, a payment of $ 10,000 is considered, to cover costs for materials. For registration and more details enter here.

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About the workshop facilitators:

Miquel Moya (Chile, 1985) is a graphic designer from DUOC-UC, dedicated for the last five years to studying edible wild plants and wild fermentation in the south-central zone of Chile. He founded Alimento Silvestre to value this unknown and little-used heritage in today’s cuisine, trying to reconstruct the food culture prior to the colonial arrival of the Spanish. Since 2018, he has been conducting workshops and botanical drifts regarding these issues in urban and natural parks of Santiago, Chiloé, Valdivia and Concepción.

Ignacio Serrano, visual artist, who since 2011 directs CUARTOCUARTO, an experimental printing studio where he explores issues such as the elaboration and application of electrically conductive inks from screen printing, as well as the use of printed sensors in a quest to expand the discipline of printing towards new media. His most recent research has led him to venture into the printing of electronics on bioplastics from a critical perspective towards materials that have been associated with the ideas of technology and progress, seeking to address new notions of material responsibility in creative and technological processes. .

Gregorio Fontén (Chile, 1983) is a Doctor of Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths University of London. Exploring sound poetry, piano, electronic music, landscape and data sonification, he creates songs that have been cataloged as unique and hallucinatory in effect, strange and beautiful at the same time. His work has been featured in America and Europe, as well as in various specialized musicology publications. Currently, he works from the Eco Laboratory, located in the I.R.C art gallery in Valparaíso, where he investigates and creates, generating sensory experiences through algorithms and hardware for sound solutions as well as immersive experiences.