Lucía Loren:

islas de recursos

My art practice in the past few years has focused on the research and understanding of the land as a generator of natural and cultural ecosystems that engage us with the place. Getting to know the place is a fundamental premise when I decide to make an artwork in the landscape“.


Lucia Loren


I understand the creative process in the landscape as a collaboration with the biotic community that is part of that landscape. The tree, the land, the water, the animals and, by extension, the peasant and the shepherd are elements that transform the work. The territory and its vegetation, the land and the water, or the lack of it, have always activated the sense of my work. They are the starting point to talk about the landscape“.




This connection with the landscape has inspired the site specific interventions which I have developed in various natural environments: ‘Horcomolle Biological Reserve’ Tucumán (Argentina); ‘I poetti fanno la cittá’ Bologna (Italia), ‘Oltre il Giardino’ San Mauro Pascoli (Italia), ‘Lomos de Oro’ Villoslada de Cameros, La Rioja, ‘Arte en la Tierra’ Santa Lucía de Ocón, La Rioja; “El Bosque Hueco” Puebla de La Sierra, Madrid, “Naturalmente Artificial” Museo Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia; “Un camino entre el Arte y el Medio Rural” Valdemanco, Mancomunidad Servicios Culturales, Madrid; V Muestra de Teatro de Calle de la Sierra Norte; “Artifariti” III Encuentros Internacionales de Arte en Territorios Liberados del Sahara Occidental; “Camino de las Raíces”, La Alberca, Salamanca; Festival Piorno en flor, Gredos; “Cartografia de sal” Cacis, Centro de Arte y sostenibilidad, Cataluña; “Deslinde” Valdearte, Huelva…”


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For Joya: arte + ecología’s  project, I propose an intervention that reflects on one of the more representative ecosystems of the semiarid zones of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa: the ‘espartal’ (esparto field). Under the plants of esparto there’s a soil with better bioclimatic conditions and more fertility than the soils nearby. That’s why it’s considered that esparto creates ‘resource islands’ that encourage the growth of vegetation that helps to fix the soil and keep the moisture“.





“My project, ‘Islas de recursos’, aims to give an arts perspective to the research process about the importance of the use of esparto fibre to control the erosion and the re-vegetation in semiarid zones. The design of a mesh made of esparto which will be installed in a ‘cárcava’ aims to create a space protected from the direct impact of the drops of rain and sun exposure. This will keep a stable temperature in the ground and will avoid the evaporation of water. The plant texture of the mesh will increase the roughness of the ground, which will decrease water run-off . This structure will also facilitate the retention of soil particles and seeds that will allow plants to grow between the interstices of the mess, helping fix and regenerate the ground with new vegetation”.






Aquí es un pdf de este contend en Castellano…


Lucía Loren.

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