Raising a summit
For some time, my process has been related to the constant questioning about the ways of inhabiting a territory and the reflections that arise in relation to the process of construction of a landscape through human intervention, in geological terms and the connection between the two of them. Recent researches have adopted different materialities and forms, which have tightened the link between text/image as well as the associations when analyzing a landscape and polemicizing the relation between natural and urban. The proposed project wants to survey the ground, collect information through paths, its forms, symbols, emphasizing its abstraction and possibilities in front of stop motion.
The proposal proposes to make visible and recognize the importance of the territory during the contemporary creative process through research and production of visual exercises, which will be made from Teufelsberg's geographical research plus in situ data collection to be carried out during the artistic residency proposed by transmediale.
For this reason, there will be a study of Teufelsberg which includes the largest possible collection of data to be able to work under the concept of scale and continue with the research I have been developing lately, where land elevations are worked under fictions and that in this case, responds to a non-natural, but an artificial land elevation (the previous process has focused on the study The Andes range).
Some of Macarena Cortes' previous works:
Some of Alix Grand' previous works:
Project in progress:
Raising a summit
The project is developed from different layers of studies, which have been directly linked to the territorial work, analyzing the landscape from an experiential perspective and inhabiting it through different exercises, in order to understand and link -some way or another- with this unknown territory.
The interest in Teufelsberg comes from the lack of summits in Germany in relation to Chile, which has two mountain ranges that trace the country along its length. For this reason and in search of being able to connect with an unknown landscape, is that it began to look for coincidences, therefore, that some of these elevations are artificial and that its history is linked to the war, makes it attractive as an element of study, since it transcends not only its form but also its history.
Some of Teufelsberg' previous informations:
Information about The Andes Range: