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Clément Verger. Endeavour. The Eucalyptus, a Case Study


Clément Verger

Casa de Velázquez

Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC, Casa de Velázquez and PHotoESPAÑA
Real Jardín Botánico - CSIC. Invernadero de los Bonsais — Plaza de Murillo, 2, 28014, Madrid  

  • Lun-dom / Mon-Sun:
    10.00 - 20.30 h

6 €
METRO: Atocha | Atocha Renfe. BICIMAD: Estaciones 27, 67, 68


Clément Verger is a visual artist born in France in 1988. His work questions the apparent naturalness of the landscapes that surround us in the Anthropocene Epoch, mixing artistic production and scientific protocol in an approach based on research.

 

In his project, Endeavour, begun in Portugal in 2016, Verger uses the introduction of the eucalyptus in Europe as an example of the ubiquitous phenomena of transporting and implanting species around the world. His project is a tool for analyzing the complex ramifications of the influence of man on our surroundings. Given its geographical position and the importance of its maritime history, Spain has been the gateway for the eucalyptus and many other species in Europe.

 

Verger uses photography as a tool for analyzing the complex models of influence of man on his environs: man has shaped the terrain according to his necessities and desires, leveling coasts, digging valleys, and designing forests, disrupting in one way or another the appearance of nature.
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