Natureza em Risco
The challenge is to evoke art in the garden summoning the idea of transformation through the (in)voluntary action of visitors.
We have cultivated a path around a white canvas arranged in an arc (determining the interior/exterior of the area), an area to support the action of various markers (different coloured pencils), that will record experiences within the space.
How? The canvas, as we walk past it, will grow a “diary” of the garden, superimposing spontaneous and arbitrary records, productively artistic through the action of the wind on the rods with markers attached to their ends which will operate like a wind printer of the intervention of viewers ready to interact with them, thus creating a drawing of their journey.
To contemplate the creative process, with each new moment, we considered when the viewer would rest, planting an oval bench in the grass, from which a tree sprouts. This moment in the journey offers aromas, sound and shade which are intended to fertilise senses and help unfold a sense of well-being. The tree chosen was a cherry, due to the colour of its fruit spilt onto the bench.
Why an amorphous material for the specific area where the rods are set, when the main objective of this intervention is to create a garden? Why the stone for the place where the steel rods “are born”?
For the sake of irony
After all, artistic creation comes from all the elements grouped in this area, in other words, from the “non living” elements existing in the intervention, which gain life because they display change, the most elementary way of living in the space.
Design conception: Lara Plácido – Architect; Sara Bento Botelho – Sculptor