Round table moderated by Karla Sánchez, arts officer, art historian and exhibition curator. Karla will introduce visual artist Elida Maiques and her project I Am a Forest, which focuses on visual art, the forest and community. They will be joined by Anna Soler Cepriá (director of photography and documentary maker). If you are interested in exploring nature from artistic viewpoints, this one is not to be missed.
I Am a Forest comprises wildflower and tree propagation, workshops, botanical drawings and willow weaving. I Am a Forest upholds an ethic of interdependence across generations, cultures and species. In 2021, the project becomes a forest performance based on Irish birdsong, which has been filmed in September 2021. This project is supported by Instituto Cervantes, Alliance Française, Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT, Dún Laoghaire) and Arts Council, and is presented in a collective show at the LAB, Dublin in January 2022.
Elida Maiques is a visual artist focusing on issues such as community, identity and environment, encompassed in her latest project I Am a Forest.
Karla Sánchez is an art historian, cultural manager and exhibition curator. She is also a farmer in search of sustainable ways to combine farm life and the arts.
Anna Soler Cepriá is a photographer specializing in film photography direction and documentary filmmaking. She is the creator of the Fábrica de Imágenes photography school in Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico).
This event forms part of the X ISLA Festival organized by the Instituto Cervantes Dublin. Consult the details and book your tickets here.