Marta Torrecilla González (Isole Canarie)
The theme of the festival “Other Perspective” inspired her to draw attention to this waste problem, it’s use and disposal, which we normally overlook. According to Greenpeace, one million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute. Given this rate of production and consumption, the recycling and reutilizing efforts are falling short, and most of this waste ends up in dumps or oceans. The artwork was constructed using 600 bottles, which were collected from San Potito Sannitico, during five days. Interestingly, most of them were water bottles, which seems strange, since the town has several fountains with unlimited access to drinkable water. Taking advantage of the beautiful colourful shadows this bottles project, she re-uses them and creates a work of art on a public space.
Marta Torrecilla studied architecture at Las Palmas of Gran Canaria University. During her studies, she participated in two exchange programmes (one with the University of Camerino in Italy and another with the Universidad Mayor in Chile) that draw her near to development projects and collaborative architecture. In 2015, she lived in Paris, working as an assistant of the plastic artist, Régis-R.
Driven by his interest in art and ephemeral architecture, he has participated in different festivals, such as the X Encuentro de Arquitecturas Colectivas. Habitar el Territorio (Tenerife, 2017), the First Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of the Canary Islands(2007), and in the organization of the contest Las Palmas Estála de la Azotea della Seconda Biennale OFF (2009).She has also collaborated with different architecture studios in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, among them: Arquypielago (2016), Arquitectura Anca (2017) and Romera & Ruiz Arquitectos (2017-2018).Through her artwork, she invites us to reflect on our immediate surroundings, and how they are affected by our current levels of consumption and waste production. Drawing, photography and manual jobs, are her chosen mediums of expression. She understands art and architecture as a collective and multidisciplinary process, and therefore, is interested on small-scale architecture, ephemeral installations and scenography. Since 2018, she occupies Studio 8, one of the spaces for artistic creation of La Regenta Art Center, in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.