LOCATIVE BREATHING

Video-Performances, bike-tours and geo-referenced drawings on public spaces.
2018-(Ongoing project)


For the "Locative Breathing" project, a side-car bicycle greenhouse was produced. A very specific canary endemic plant (the "Drago Canario" or "Dracaena Draco") was installed inside the greenhouse to act as a portable filter for the cyclist during his rides around the local environment. The breathing connected the tube and mask of the cyclist with the interior of the greenhouse: This generated a mutual feedback between the exhaled CO2 of the cyclist and the oxygen produced by the Drago and, of course, a local immersion in the sensitive nature of the plant itself.

This work is a symbolic statement about the concept of human interdependence and interference in the local adaptation of natural environments.

"Locative Breathing" is a collaborative and specific art project for the Canarian community, an invitation to pedal and breathe together in and with the very essence of the Canarian natural heritage, as we generate new cartographic tours in the city. The performance took place on October 16, 2018 in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The project was exhibited in Gabinete Literario de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (from October 18 to November 17, 2018).

Curatorship: PSJM (Pablo San José and Cynthia Viera).

Single-channel Video Artwork (2' 05")

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