Wallpaper & Igloo 2022 Spain
El Chorro_ Spain 2022
El Chorro in South Spain is beautiful natural scenery known for its unique rock mountains, rivers and big water reservoirs. I have been travelling in south Spain during January 2022 seeing how dry this region is. Locals told me, that there was no rain since October 2021.
Failed attempt for site-specific installation in drought water reservoir near Ardales- El Chorro in South Spain. This beautiful natural scenery is known for its unique rock mountains, rivers and big water reservoirs. I have been travelling in south Spain during January 2022 seeing how dry this region is. I found out that this drought blocks of clay in the bottom of the reservoir serves as construction puzzle-like bricks when some of them weighed over ten kilos. My goal was to build an igloo in which I would stay overnight. Igloo as Eskimo traditional architecture transferred from polar regions to drought landscape was meant to serve as a monument to desertification and I wanted to have my small dystopian temporary campsite in it. Overnight rain(first in last three months) turned the only water stream here into 10 meters wide river with liquid sands around it. I could not get to the construction just by walking across it like the day before. It took me three hours to get there. I decided to build simple bridge by cutting down dry trees after failed attempt to build a raft. I was stuck in liquid mud up my waste time by time. My amateur construction skills and weather conditions spoiled my attempt to finish the igloo. I was exhausted. I did not have enough energy to retry it. I ran out of water and food and had to go back the the other shore before the night would come.