The Mountain Islands Shall Mourn us Eternally (Dolomites Data Garden), 2022
WOODEN SCULPTURE 30 CM X 5 CM X 5 CM ● 5 SILKSCREENS ON COTTON PAPER 42 X 29 CM ● CGI VIDEO SIMULATION ● AI VOICE OVER
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The installation for Gherdeina Biennale consists of a CGI video with a fictional narrative and a simulation of the upward movement of the plants. Part of the installation is also a wooden model of the hybrid plant in the tradition of the 19th botanical models. The model is milled, carved and painted in Ortisei paying thus an homage to the 300-year-old tradition in the art of woodcarving in the region.
A signal is being transmitted by a dolomite's indigenous plant. The plant is a hybrid of ortiseia leonardii, a conifer fossil 260 million years old and saxifraga depressa, a rare flower that grows on dolomite above the 2000 m elevation very difficult to spot.The plant representing its entiring species addresses humans and as an oracle shares a simulation revealing the upward migration of the plants due to rising temperatures and overexploitation of land. Is there any hope or the mountain islands will indeed mourn life as we know it on earth? The plant transmits information about a decentralized alliance of technoshamanic interspecies communities spread around the planet known as Data Gardens. Data Gardens are endemic gardens of indigenous plants with a narrow geographical and ecological spectrum. Small secret communities around the world store their digital memory in the plants' DNA, and at the same time worship them and keep them safe.
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