Here and There. Now and Then., 2017-2019, 14'45'', HD

Aquí y allí. Ahora y entonces (‘Here and There. Now and Then’) is an exploration of esparto grass. These extremely resistant grasses shape the Mediterranean landscape, from sun-up to sun-down. Esparto – a seemingly fragile fibre – has in fact been one of the building blocks of the area for millennia, as well as the human cultures where it is found. Its morpho-structural and physiological ability to adapt makes it able to cope with hydric-stress and increasingly hot temperatures – particularly in areas of southern Spain, where desertification is already taking hold. This grass aids production of mosses, lichens and cyanobacteria, all of them fundamental elements in every ecosystem.