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Espécimen, by Amanda Moreno

  • September 15th, 2020
Amanda Moreno

They write a story ignored by people. A story that pulsates in the internal movements of the Earth and has been ignored by human history. They are fossils, the mineralised remains of living beings, exploited as fuel for the sake of progress. In Espécimen (Spanish for Specimen), two structures built with materials inspired by these two stories aim to reveal the tension of a tremendously anthropic world that could lead to the collapse of the planet. 

Amanda Moreno

Valencia, 1982. Her work explores different knowledge systems related to issues such as gender archaeology, the ecological crisis, capitalism or the concept of non-linear history through speculative fiction. Her exhibitions include Tempus quietare. Voluntat contemplativa i art, La Nau Cultural Centre of the Universitat de València (2020); I Want to Now Known, UCM, Madrid (2019); The shortest lines go for a walk, Espai Tactel, Barcelona (2019); Materials of the future, Espai Tactel (2017); Distopía General, Las Atarazanas, Valencia (2017), and Emotional Digressions, Espacio 55, Valencia (2016).