THE GARDEN OF EDEN
At the beginning of the third millennium
¿What has been the Garden of Eden to the beginnings of humanity, today when the means of geographic information allow us to appreciate the flourishing of human civilizations and settlements of modern man still inhabits the same land of the mythical origins in the valley still bathe the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
¿How to materialize, bringing physical existence those fabulous satellite images that look more like dreams enchanted garden, from the immaterial world of the most sophisticated digital technology to capture satellites from outer space?
¿What has become of humanity to have come to unleash the dark and dark forces that have clouded the modern Baghdad or New York or many other great legendary human creations that have suffered its ominous rigor overshadowing the splendid Garden?
The Garden of Eden has now spread across the surface of the Earth without north or south, east or west. The amazing urban efflorescence have been associated as the possibility of a parallel world that offers us an unprecedented Map-Mundi, where however despite all the changes and vicissitudes in the journey of man by World from the wandering Cain quieted in some remote place, even behind the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Installation in the Suramericana Art Room . 2014
Width 7.7 m, 19.6 m long, 10 cm high. 98 pieces of 63 x 63 x 10 cm.,
Mixed media: Satellite Photography, digital print on canvas.
Juan Cristóbal Pérez
Juliana Andrea Henao
Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey.