Winners open call Reset> Mar Menor 2018

Mock-up of equirectangular 360° environment with augmented animation elements” (Paul Sermon).

A total of 47 projects have been submitted to the Reset> Mar Menor 2018 call, whose main objective has been to promote artistic creation as a tool to understand and work on the problem of the Mar Menor. The proposals have come from Italy, Sweden, Chile and other points of Europe and the United States and from areas as diverse as science, technology or ecology.

The jury composed by Pau Alsina, Karin Ohlenschläger, Ángel Pérez-Ruzafa, Christa Sommerer y Clara Boj has decided that the two grants are for:

  • Paul Sermon, Charlotte Gould and Jeremiah Ambrose with ‘Out of sight, out of mind’. The overarching aim of this proposal is to create a unique interactive 360° video experience of Mar Menor that manifests the anthropocene effects on this natural landscape as augmented surreal and metaphysical interpretations of the artist’s experiences during the residency and available scientific data of the Mar Menor ecosystem.
  • Pinna Nobilis with Pinna Nobilis and the mitigation of species extinction by direct assistance. It is a video piece following a trans-disciplinary art/science approach. The theme of the documentary is the Noble Pen Shell, a large mollusk living in the Mediterranean Sea and who has been declared critically endangered. The proposed artistic intervention comments on the rapid ongoing climate change, the loss of habitat and the concept of mitigation of species extinction addressed by scientists and conservationists.

From the organization they thank all the participants for their interest and hope to have them in new open calls, which will be held soon.

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