Uruguayan artist Juliana Rosales will be in residence at OBORO to work on her project nature_data, a botanical installation that examines the behaviour of indigenous plants in an urban environment. By means of a monitoring system, the installation generates data which provide information on the tiniest modulations in the growth or regression of plants. This information is recovered by the artist who then translates it into diagrams, images, sounds and videos, allowing the movements of nature to be seen and heard from a different angle.
Juliana Rosales intends to open an area of exploration in which the “natural” exists alongside the “artificial”, thus enabling the fragility of nature to be emphasized and its resilience to be tested. Here, Rosales draws our attention to the behavioural subtleties of wintergreen, arisaema, miterwort, dogwood and ostrich fern, and as to their hidden motifs and rhythms.
This project is made possible thanks to the Research and Experimentation Residencies in Montreal for Professional Artists from Emeging Countries or Regions Program in partnership with Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, and lies within the scope of the extended partnerships between OBORO and the Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal which, among others, resulted in the New Media Creation Grant for Young Artists (Art-Affaires 2007 award). Thanks to a collaboration with Boréal Art/Nature, Juliana Rosales conducted researches at Centre ArtNature.