Hector Paredes Gutierrez and Eduardo Gaitan Tronco
Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition
Artist's descriptive text:
The idea of generating an artificial project in a natural environment always forces the need to adapt and integrate without trying to imitate it. Using the enviromental factors of within, this enviroment helps us to develop this integration between natural and artificial thing.
How to integrate artificially an enviroment that owns a dynamiism based on natural energies?
If we focus our attention towards this element only having a temporary function it would be a poor idea. We should be able to reach an evolutionary artificiality totally integrated in the enviroment. If we work in this way, it will be generated and regenerated in, creating as a result an artificial, evolutionay and ephemeral element.
In the life's cycle, three intrinsic acts can be found, to be born, to grow, and to die. If we could compare an artificial element with an alive entity and his life cycle, we find the lack of this intermediate part of growth, its evolutionary part, taking this evolutionary part as a point of connection between the natural and the artificial, by achieving the growth inside this artificiality, it carries out mutations and events, where the passage of time itself is also a part of this artificial, evolutionary, changeable and multiplied element. It manifests and unchains daily events that make us think that it's alive, and it is then that we find this connection between the natural and the artificial thing.
Let’s try to use these natural energies, not only to generate energy, but also as means of adaptation, integration and evolution of an artificial element. This artificial and evolutionary element generates and regenerates natural situations and effects through the passage of time that remind us of these natural and ephemeral events in chain through the artificiallity that has been generated within it.