PRESENTATION “THE BOOK OF SAND”
“The Book of Sand” tells the story of the Dune of Valdevaqueros as a metaphor of the absurd will of humanity to dominate nature, while remaining separate from her. It presents a multifaceted approach which delves into the social, environmental and political facts that led to the formation of the dune, relating it to philosophical questions. It’s a local history that takes place in Punta Paloma (Tarifa, Spain) – an idyllic enclave in the Strait of Gibraltar, just 14 km away from Africa – where the dune originated as a result of the military intervention which took place in 1939, at the end of the Spanish Civil War. This operation radically changed the physiognomy of the area and generated long-term environmental and social consequences that remain to be resolved. The dune has been witness of stories of the military, frontiers, wars, deaths, climate change, immigration, oblivion, environmental degradation, which are all interconnected.
This project is the result of the work that the author has been developing since 2014. We will have the opportunity to talk with the artist about the creative process and the projection of the work in this specific context.
“The book of sand” has been selected to be part of the Oslo Fotobok Festival (Norway), to name only a few.
AUGUST, 22th – 8 p.m.
BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED
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