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Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19

Forest stillness

mariana carranza

2022 / Uruguay – Germany

Salle Chavignier, Maison de la Culture, 1 Rue Abbé de l’Épée, Clermont-Ferrand

Opening time :
Friday : 9:30 am to midnight
Saturday and Sunday : 9:30 am to 9 pm

Free access

The work :

“Trees are an invitation to think about time and to travel in it the way they do, by standing still and reaching out and down.” Rebecca Solnit

Forest Stillness raises the question of whether stillness can become an economic value.
Visitors’ stillness is tracked and visualized by growing trees.
The target is to embody stillness and raise awareness about all that it involves:
Through stillness we hardly consume resources, we care for nature, for our environment, for clean air, and thus we are providing a benefit for life … when we allow trees to grow until the end of their lives.

Doing a very rough calculation, during its 80 to 100 years of life a tree absorbs about three tons of co2, that’s the average personal carbon footprint per quarter. Thus, to be carbon neutral we should plant four trees every year… and let them grow.

With our stillness, we avoid generating co2 emissions.
It’s still a Utopia to think that we could collect „co2-credits“ with our stillness, however, the simple fact of expressing an idea is the first step to turning it into a reality.
Another economy is possible, an economy based on the values of live, not on exploitation until extinction.

„We are the consciousness of the earth. We are the eyes of the earth. The voice of the earth …“
Joseph Campbell

Forest Stillness is an attempt to create an ecosystem based on NFTs, within the blockchain to support forestry projects IRL with our stillness.

The artist :

Mariana Carranza (Uruguay / Germany)

Video- and Digital-Art, Interactive Interfaces, Installations, Performances.

Artist with a multidisciplinary background. Promoted by scholarships in Latin America, USA, Spain and Germany.
Since 1988 experimenting with new technologies, video production, digital media, algorithms and creative programming.

Born and raised in Uruguay, Mariana Carranza lived in Spain, since 1995 based in Germany.

Her work focuses on the creation of interactive spaces, developing interfaces between bodies, movement, image and sound; combining arts and technology; researching shifting paradigms of embodiment.

Co-founder of interdisciplinary collectives in Munich. Promoted art projects at Medialab Prado, Madrid. Member of the Curatorial Project Group for Strategic Development, Coburg.
Lectures and collaborations at Universities in Brazil and Uruguay and at Art-Schools in Sweden, France and Germany. Solo and group exhibitions in America and Europe on a regular basis. For her activities, she has received international recognition and awards.

More information, images, and videos at:

Credits :

Forest Stillness by Mariana Carranza
All images by Mariana Carranza
TotalDigital 2022, Coburg

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