BÓREAS is an exhibition, a manifest denouncing the climatic emergency we are living and that has led to the extinction of many species due to pollution and the raising of global temperature. The work Coral, coral reflects upon the chromatic loses of coral reefs; the defrosting of the poles is addressed in the project Without a Name, and Todos somos agua (We are all water) refers to our biochemical union with all living beings, as well as the use(lessness) of borders in the global cartography.
In these pandemic times, we have rediscovered the importance of our homes, and of that place within it, the bed, as a space where imagination can be reclaimed as something essential to get over this current challenge. In the project Mi cama era un océano, un cielo, un bosque y la noche (My bed was an ocean, a sky, a forest and the night) different “voices” narrate their childhood experiences in that imaginary space that emerges inside-above-around our bed.
The projects gathered in Bóreas refute the cultural vision that has led human beings to feel to be above nature, treating it unfairly without realizing its union with each one of us.
Bóreas thus questions the individual responsibility each of us has in this change that has been geologically named Anthropocene.
Beatriz Arce Adrados