Beneath the bureaucracy, the beach
An interview to Fernando García-Dory by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Chris Fite-Wassilak probes the pastoral utopianism at play in Garcia Dory´s work, which spans the spectrum of legislative consultation, social intervention, and aesthetic action. Published by ArtPapers magazine, Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
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There is a road. A landscape in construction
Fernando García Dory for the catalogue of the exhibition "There is no road" curated by Steven Bode and shown at Laboral in 2008.
“The romantic traveller became one with the vital surroundings he journeyed through. Therein lies the importance he gave not only to visual perception, but also to interior perception, considered as the victory of expression and feeling over rules and laws. It is unquestionably the romantic traveller who has come closest to the contemporary tourist.”
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Ecology and politics of the local
by Fernando García-Dory
Globalisation is a phenomenon of the world’s modern development; the term itself started to be widely used in scientific circles in the 1990s (although some date the first steps of globalisation back to the time of the discovery of America), with the American sociologist R. Robertson among the first to address globalisation problems, introducing the word ‘globality’. Descriptions of globalisation, as a rule, centre around 1) its economical aspects; 2) creating a united information sphere; 3) development of general standards of manufacturing, everyday and social life (using the metaphor Macdonaldization of the world)...
The artist as agroecologist
or how can culture and creativity be tools to preserve a living rural world
First, let us make a basic assumption: rural arts doesn´t imply necessarily a relation between art and agriculture. But we will come to this later.
My approach to art, art is for life, is a celebration of the encounter of the social and nature, that transcends the limits of established perceptions and expands the present to re-invent the future.
Dickens (2001) termed subsumption the capitalist process through which human internal nature is changed at the same time as social relations transform external nature in the aspects we need to maintain social reproduction. He claims that capitalism is rebuilding human biology in its own image...
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