I just came to see the garden 2019
The work is a dialogue between image and poetry that reveals the conflict between human beings and nature. This assembly of portraits and poetic fragments questions the integration of the being with its surroundings, with the earth, with the stone, with the wind, with the animals, with the plants. The structure builds a temple, a place of refuge and protection for man and his fears. The work is a wink to the first architectures, spaces protecting man from the inclemency of the environment but maintaining the connection with the natural world. The central light bathes the silk strips revealing compositions of photography and poetry that build visual stories that play between the threshold of the real and the dreamlike. The plant rotates slowly under the light. The portraits contemplate the garden from which, one day, we come.
The installation generate a soft atmosphere that talks about the link between humans and nature or what is left of it.
Dreaming the woods 2019
The action takes place in a desolate place because of the cold. The trees only keep their bare branches standing. The action is a ritual, a dance, where the body uses an artefact that serves to remind us of the life of the forest. The artefact or prosthesis is a wooden structure that supports a silk on its upper part that contains the memory of a leafy forest. As if it were a filter, the body observes the forest through it and superimposes leafy leaves on the skeletal trunks of the landscape. The action of remembering the forest is driven by music, a song of wind instruments. The slow motion video shows every detail of the action.
Breathing Forest 2021
Breathing forest is a video-installation composed of two geometric iron modules and ecological fabric made of eucalyptus, fir, pine, birch and beech wood fibres. In turn, the fabric used is biodegradable and compostable, completing a perfect cycle of sustainability. The video-installation reflects on this cycle, constructing a visual dialogue about the origin of the material in the forest and its end in the earth. The work is positioned within the environmental problems we are experiencing. Our contemporary society’s consumption of resources is pushing our planet to the limit. The indiscriminate destruction of ecosystems and climate change are the most worrying consequences of a model of life that could even lead to the destruction of our own species. “Breathing Forest” is a work full of sensations and stimuli that transport the spectator to that faraway place with which we, as a species, once had a special bond a long time ago.
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Tamara Jacquin (1986, Chile) has a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Valparaíso de Chile. She has a Master’s Degree in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a Master’s Degree in Research in Art and Creation from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2014 her works have been exhibited and projected in exhibitions, festivals, biennials and fairs in various cities in Spain and other countries such as Italy (Venice and Genoa), Greece (Athens), Germany (Leipzig), Mexico (Mexico City) and Cuba (Camagüey). She has participated in residency programs such as PILOTENKUECHE (Leipzig) or FAVELab (Athens). She has also obtained grants and awards such as ArtNalon Award (Langreo,2020), the Sculpture-Network Award at the Sculto Art Fair (Logroño, 2019), the Aides Spécifiques Bourses from Casa de Velázquez (Madrid, 2017), the FONDART grant from the Government of Chile (2016, 2017) and the Production Grant of the BilbaoArte Foundation (Bilbao, 2015).