“Cerro”

“Cerro”

Francisca Parra (Chile)

As a starting point the impossibility of attending for months to the main hill of the central sector of the city of Santiago de Chile, which was closed during the most critical moment of the pandemic and that symbolizes an important and unique place for the artist, since it is one of the few landscapes with abundant nature in the city, the work consists of the creation of a virtual space that simulates a specific point of the hill, which becomes visitable through the location of this simulation on the web.

Thus, through the construction of this hybrid landscape that allows a specific way of inhabiting the hill, and thus makes the oasis of its nature accessible, the work critically reflects on the contemporary problematic that usually positions the digital sphere in opposition to the sphere of nature, oscillating on whether they are dimensions that, instead of opposing each other, feed back on each other.

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