Artists Marta Moreno Muñoz and Oscar Martín spent two weeks at the beginning of September at Art See Ocean resting deeply after 5 months on the road with 2020: The Walk. During their residency, they also researched, wrote and worked on the documentation of this art & activism project.
I understand artistic practice to be a vehicle that can transform life, our relationship with ourselves, society, and the natural world, by experimenting with our subjectivities, expanding consciousness and thereby creating new existential scenarios. As an artist and activist fully engaged in Extinction Rebellion – a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government to act to avoid triggering tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse – my latest performances internalize our existential crisis in the midst of the current planetary emergency.
2020: The Walk is an art and activist project in which we traveled, mostly on foot, all the way from Granada to Helsinki -and from there up North to the permafrost, with some trains and ferries - raising awareness about the no-fly movement and helping to spread the word of Extinction Rebellion by giving talks and nonviolent direct action training. During the 4000 kilometres, we connected with fellow XR rebels and other climate change activists from related movements amongst the waves of rebellion, and they joined us on some journeys as regenerative time, reflecting together about civil resistance in Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
2020: The Walk is being documented in video, a book will be published and the process reported on a podcast and social media.
"This is our darkest hour. We are in urgent need of a radical system change: it is our sacred duty to rebel.”
~ Extinction Rebellion.
We are unprepared for the danger our future holds. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society. The time for denial is over. It is time to act. Join the rebellion, bring Extinction Rebellion to your country.
Conceptualized in early 2019 by Extinction Rebellion Spain rebel Marta Moreno Muñoz as part of her PhD research
“Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self. Towards an Art Practice in Times of Ecological Collapse”, 2020: The Walk was presented in the conference organized by Oliver Ressler “Barricading the Ice Sheets” held at Camera Austria with artists-activists in the climate justice movement in February 2020. Postponed for two years due to the current pandemic, 2020: The Walk finally started in April 2022 together with artist Oscar Martín who joined Marta to support and document her 6 month-journey.
Marta Moreno Muñoz (Spain, 1978) is a performance – video artist and activist with a background in experimental theatre and other time-based arts.
She is at present in a transitional stage, shifting towards the conceptualization of larger-scale projects exploring the complex interchange between performance art and the cinematic language. Marta Moreno has lived, produced and engaged in artistic works in Spain, UK, Turkey, India, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and exhibited internationally. Currently based in Granada, she is researching for her PhD thesis “Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self. Towards an Art Practice in Times of Collapse”; directing The Unifiedfield; and producing 2020: The Walk with Extinction Rebellion.
Oscar Martín a.k.a Noish. Winthertur, 1977.
Independent artist, programmer and researcher. In his practice and installations, art and science converge in an experimental and heterodox approach, and he addresses emergence and self-organisation in complex and chaotic systems with non-human agents.
From the sound aspect, his pieces propose to encourage active listening and expand perception through the physical-acoustic experience of the phenomenon of the emergence of structures and patterns in the limits of the chaotic and the ordered.
His works have been shown at Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Piksel Festival, SONAR, ISEA2022 Barcelona, Ars Electrónica Garden , NK-project Berlin, among others.
Artists Marta Moreno Muñoz and Oscar Martín at Art See Ocean, after 5 months walking.
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