Entropic landscapes

Site specific interventions and solo show 39º26’56,8”N 0º23’27.6”W at Espai Rambleta, Valencia. Spain.
(11/2015-02/2016)


"By providing 39°26’56.8”N 0°23’27.6”W, coordinates for the gelolocation of Espai Rambleta, Santiago tries to point out the consequences of the “environmental and aesthetic impacts” of his actions over this place. For this purpose, he operates over different zones of this cultural centre:

• The real “bomb” –formally and hierarchically speaking– with the same design of those that fell in Valencia during the Spanish civil war has its origin at the beginning of the summer of 2015, up on the terraced roof. It was conceived to be a container that houses a living ecosystem that lets itself grow/die naturally, without manure, in the Valencian atmosphere with the only support of sun and five minutes of irrigation twice a day. The beginning of the exhibition starts when the “bomb” itself is moved inside of the building, becoming the epicentre of the installation.

• The exhibition inside of Espai Rambleta revolves around this central element, which is now maintained with daylight lamps. Around it there are several elements, as the film that records the external process, the field studies according to the different life conditions and circumstances before and during the period of the exhibition, botanical drawings that develop the idea of impact and the “plant pots’ helmets” to carry the message and objective with oneself.

• The southern façade is occupied by a formula that paraphrases the Second Law of Thermodynamics which represents a system outside of the equilibrium that can only be activated by the variable “water”, either from rain or from irrigation. This intervention is realized with a water- repellent coating, and it is only visible when the rest of the façade is wet.

The different works as a whole let us go a step further in that “expanded conception of drawing” with which Santiago Morilla is trying different expressive solutions over the last years, because it is formed by two “living” drawings, which are defined by the artist as “watched natural habitats”, subjected to random outcomes in an open system".

Txt by Pedro Medina / Catalog: ESPAÑOL + ENGLISH
Produced by ESPAI RAMBLETA + Coordinated by Juan Manuel Artigot.

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