[MAFD] :: MAPPING ACTIVE FIRE DATA by ESTHER PIZARRO STUDIO
[MAFD] :: Mapping Active Fire Data is part of an artistic research consisting of a cartographic, dynamic and interactive visualization of the forest fires that have plagued the earth’s surface during the past decade (2008-2017). Using data extracted from scientific sources, the project makes visible the wounds caused on the earth’s surface by the fires that are continuously burning. The installation uses graphics and cartography as vehicles for data visualization. A matrix and lighting device, conceived as a screen to represent the dynamic evolution of forest fires in the investigated time frame. To this central nucleus, ten structures are connected, one per year, that make visible the monthly data and graphs based on three parameters: burned area, CO2 emissions, and number of fires. The installation aims to draw attention to an environmental problem; using the visual metaphor that artistic language possesses, to activate sensibilities, consciences and questions.
Conceptualization :: Esther Pizarro
Production :: Esther Pizarro Studio
Technology :: Markus Schroll
Exhibit at ::
Tabacalera, La Fragua. “[MAFD] :: Mapping Active Fire Data”, Comisariado: Begoña Torres. Subdirección General de Bellas Artes, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, Madrid, España. From 23/11/2018 until 27/01/2019.
Centro de Escultura de Candás Museo Antón. “ [MAFD] :: Mapping Active Fire Data”, Candás, Asturias, España. From 06/09/2018 until 13/10/2018.
Winning project of the 2017 Anton Grant to help sculptural creation
Project funded by the General Subdirection for the Promotion of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture and Sports
Learn more & Links
Project page :: http://www.estherpizarro.es/mafd
Video documentation :: https://vimeo.com/user13976692/mafd
Institutional video :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEKW1wwNV7Q&list=PLmAw6SZis81JeMD5s8n4gXXPxVFy9zhfN&index=2
Virtual visit :: https://tourmake.it/MAFDEsterPizarro