“High Energy” (Un destello de luz desde la Luna)Thu, 22/11/2012 - 20:00 - Fri, 18/01/2013 - 22:00 Miguel Ángel García
Mistaken evolution for speed, today it seems that the only possible dialogue between man and nature is the one established from dissidence or from poetry.
Rafael Doctor Roncero
With an extension larger than 10.000 km2, situated at an elevation of over 3600 meters and with 11 layers of salt (the thickness varies between 1 and 10 meters), Uyuni is the largest salt desert of the world, and the principal lithium reserve of the planet.
When astronaut Aldrin arrived at the Moon and saw a strong light coming from Earth, he didn’t know that its origin was the Uyuni Salt Lake (Bolivia), an uninhabited and vast territory of a spectacularly intact beauty that holds a giant energy warehouse.
The commercial exploitation began in 2011. During the next years we will see to what extent the sustainability criterion and the social responsibility (that is on the large corporation’s agenda today) is efficiently applied in the exploitation of this resource, preserving an ecosystem where thousands of flamingos nest and where it’s still possible to listen to the sound of silence.
The series “High Energy” (A flash of light from the Moon) intend to put forth a reflection on the consequences of this exploitation and on the waste materials generated by it. The release of Earth’s hidden energy produces a new occupation of space. The containers of an intangible asset will transform landscape and they will leave a mark of our own history.