Gilberto Esparza. Plantas Nómadas

25th march – 31th may 2010

25 March 2010 – 31 May 2010

Nomadic Plants is a metaphor for the alienated human condition and the impact its activity has on nature. The work is ongoing experimentation hoping to instigate critical reflections on the ambiguity of the force wielded by technology. The work includes a small automaton robot (nomadic plant) that moves towards water when its bacteria require nourishment. It contains vegetation and microorganisms living symbiotically inside the body of the machine. The robot draws water from a contaminated river, decomposes its elements, helps to create energy to feed its brain circuits and the surplus is then used to create life, maintaining plants that, at once, fulfil their own life cycle. The installation is also composed of a video of the process of creation of the nomadic plant, a documentary filmed by the artist when the robot acted in the river Santiago, El Salto, Jalisco (Mexico), the images taken by the artist and the project’s webpage.

Co-produced by: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón and Centro Párraga. Espacio de Investigación y Desarrollo de las Artes Escénicas, Murcia

Jóvenes Creadores 2009 FONCA 
Fundación/Colección Jumex and to his president, Licenciado Eugenio López Alonso 
Support Programme to Production and Research in Art and Media 2009, Centro Multimedia, Centro Nacional de las Artes.