patagonian desert


Every itinerary comprises three parts:
The first part consists in the artist’s journey itself. The concept of the journey is defined by Maria Rebecca Ballestra as a research method in which she physically and psychologically confronts conditions of the environment, therefore she explores and experiences possibilities of diverse viewpoints and processes.
The second part is formed of an artistic production indicating the insights, experience and research result Ballestra made during the journeys.
In the third part is invited a researcher to contribute with a written text regarding the geopolitical or anthropological contexts of the corresponding desert.

the journey: patagonian desert
The fifth step of the project, The Patagonian Desert is the largest desert in Argentina and is the 4th largest desert in the world by area. It is located primarily in Argentina with small parts in Chile and is bounded by the Andes, to its west, and the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

the art work: imaginary atlas
The work Imaginary Atlas is composed by different installations based on the socio historical topics, juxtaposing the colonial acquisition of territory, the installation of euro-centric values and political organizations.

local support: barda del desierto
Contralmirante Cordero is a small village of around 1000 people where take place the Residency Program Barda del Desierto, an independent platform that seeks to motivate the artistic experience through the creation of visual works linked to context, history and geography.