Art and Landscape:body, stone and landscape
Workshop inside Festival NATURES’20
with Víctor Mata
Date: October 4th
adressed to: workshop open to different experiences and ages
Date: 4 de octubre
Price: 55€ (It also includes the meals and participation in the rest of activities of NATURES main day)
Cancellation policy: In case of having to cancel the residential-course due to Covid’19 causes, we would refund the entire amount paid
Adressed to: workshop open to all kind of experiences and ages
Body, stone and landscape
Participants will approach the LandArt and LanDance disciplines from practice, inviting them to create from natural elements found in the tragantCamp environment. The workshop will be led by Victor Mata, a specialist in LandArt or Landscape Art, who will teach us how to work stone, a very abundant material in the area.
Previously, Víctor Mata will give a talk in which he will address the relationship between Art and Landscape from a double perspective: from his experience as an artist and from his knowledge as an art historian.
The talk will highlight the importance of preserving the rural landscapes that configure our physical environment, as well as our emotional and identity universe. From his experience as a creator of works in Nature (Land Art), he will illustrate us with some of his creations, exemplifying how art can heritage, reconstruct and artificialize landscapes and specifically dry stone landscapes, most of them forgotten and obsolete.
Víctor Mata (Barcelona)
Artist and historian, he participates in Land Art contests, performs artistic installations for City Councils and cultural entities, and carries out Art in Nature educational projects for schools, also giving lectures on Art of Nature, landscape and dry stone. He works in the application of artistic actions for research programs, reconstruction and dissemination of buildings and landscapes of dry stone, in projects of historical memory and nature protection. He currently presides the Land Art Associació Catalunya.
He also directs Dos Punts Documentació i Cultura, S.L., a company specialized in archive organization, libraries and cultural production (www.dospunts.net). He has published several books, articles, communications and presentations about the professional world of silk, attorney, apothecary, Occitan immigration, local and modern history. He has curated and produced thematic exhibitions and documentaries.