14.2.2020 > 12.4.2020
Ca n’Oliver, Maó
Human beings consist of the same matter they perceive, the very same of which landscape is formed. So we are nature within nature, not merely its inhabitants. Nature’s timespan is not ours, yet man’s continuous exploitation of nature is already producing planetary changes. The ecological footprint is an indicator measuring the productive soil surface needed to maintain a population. In Menorca, every inhabitant consumes the equivalent in resources (agriculture, livestock, fishing and forestry) of 4.8 hectares. This means that to cover its population’s needs it would require six and a half times its surface area. This footprint does not just produce a change in the landscape (animal and plant diversity, forests and so on) and in culture (including habits, customs and language), but it furthermore modifies our bond with nature.
Five young Menorcan artists (Carme Gomila, Marina E.G., Marina Lozano, Macià Florit and Francesc Llompart) reflect on this, offering us diverse readings through media such as video, installation, sculpture and music.