To keep record of our processes, research, learning and creative results to share with others and reach out to broader audiences is what our art and nature publications seek as great complements to our programs.
Small publication created by Etienne de France in collaboration with Chilean anthropologist Diego Milos and Mapuche poet Lionel Lienlaf for his installation "Against the Drought of Signs" presented in October 2019 in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Santiago within the exhibition "The Third Landscape" for the 14 Media Art Biennial. A multi-translation of the welsh poem "Kat Godeu" (The Battle of Trees) preserved in the 14th-century manuscript known as the Book of Taliesin that tells the story of Gwydion, mythical figure and magician, who encourages a multitude of forest plants to fight as his army. The Spanish and Mapuzungun version coexist alongside the Welsh and English to unveil many levels of interpretation, be they political, historical, literary, ritualistic, or plant related knowledge.
Bird Communities Along a Post-disturbance Successional Gradient in Andean Forest of Bosque Pehuén Park, Araucanía region, southern Chile
In this research, published by the Neotropical Ornithological Society, the presence of birds was compared from 2015 to 2019 in Bosque Pehuén (privately protected area of conservation of Fundación Mar Adentro). Along with showing a greater presence of species in the adult forest, it accounts for how the fauna changes as the forest recovers.
Educational guide for documentary The Irrational Optimist
An educational guide prepared by the Escuela al Cine program of the National Film Archive of Chile with the collaboration of Fundación Mar Adentro, with the purpose of delivering a pedagogical tool that provides with ideas for teachers to connect the documentary The Irrational Optimist about Theo Jansen with relevant topics for their students. (Currently only available in Spanish)
Connecting different types of knowledge, the importance of encouraging multidisciplinary education, discovering new forms of creation and research in which art and science are nurtured and enhanced, are some of the experiences we have experienced during these two years.
Green / Blue: From Glaciers to Oceans. Stories of Biodiversity from the South of Chile
Texts, illustrations, and photographs come together in this book to talk about glaciers, mountains, forests, wetlands, and the coastline to comprehend the complex relationships that connect these ecosystems and the need to approach earth-water conservation holistically. A work carried out together with eight illustrators (the Chilean Tomás Olivos, Sebastián Ilabaca, Daniela William and Matías Prado, together with the Nordics Katrine Clante, Linda Bondestam, Bjorn Rune Lie and Siri, Ahmed Backström) and the personal stories of Alejandra Cariman, expert in intercultural education, ecologist Iván Díaz, mycologist Giuliana Furci, among others. Contact us at info@fundacionmaradentro if you'd like to acquire a copy
Confirmation of Arboreal Habits in Dromiciops gliroides: A Key Role in Chilean Temperate Rainforests
Dromiciops gliroides is a small marsupial endemic to the South American temperate rainforest and has been considered a scansorial marsupial most frequently found in the understory. Nonetheless, several authors have hypothesized that this species could be arboreal because of its ability to climb through the vegetation. However, all previous studies on D. gliroides have been conducted from the ground, with no documentation of this species’ ability to climb trees, or how high they may reach. This paper presents the first evidence of arboreal habits in D. gliroides and their functional importance for the biodiversity of forest canopies based on studies conducted by LabDosel of U.Austral Chile in Bosque Pehuen privately protected area of conservation. Published in Ecosphere.
Zine published for Theo Jansen's exhibition "Wind Algorithms" at the National Center for Contemporary Art in Cerrillos, Chile, 2018, that presents information on the evolution of his kinetic sculptures, an interview between FMA and Theo Jansen, as well as activities for children and archive information about the origin of his ideas. (Content available only in Spanish)
Bosque Pehuén Park’s Flora: A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Andean Mountain Forests in the Araucanía Region, Chile
In Chile, most protected areas are located in the southern Andes, in mountainous landscapes at mid or high altitudes. Despite the increasing proportion of protected areas, few have detailed inventories of their biodiversity. This information is essential to define threats and develop long-term integrated conservation programs to face the effects of global change. Consequently, this study describes the richness, conservation status, and species composition of the vascular flora found in Bosque Pehuén (privately protected area of conservation located in the Araucanía Region) and analyzes the relationships among altitude, species richness, and growth forms. Published in BioOne.
"Wind Algorithms. Theo Jansen" April - December 2018 considered a lecture, a sample of his Strandbeests -kinetic sculptures- at the Cerrillos National Contemporary Art Center in Santiago, as well as an extensive educational program, here the complete program.
Vertical Patterns of Epiphytic Bryophyte Diversity in a montane Nothofagus Forest in the Chilean Andes
A paper on the vertical profile on the byophytes living on coigües based on the research carried out by Daniela Mellado, Carolina León, Gabriel Ortega, Javier Godoy, Ricardo Moreno and Iván Díaz in Bosque Pehuén published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany.