Climate - NOMINEE: María Carla Piacenza
Photo © María Carla Piacenza
Climate change route
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The “climate change route" is the name given to the tourist circuit that includes the Pastoruri glacier and its surroundings, located in the region of Ancash, Peru, at more than 5000 meters above sea level.
The increase of the global temperature, the disproportionate mining, the overgrazing, the unconscious tourism have caused an accelerated thaw in several of the tropical glaciers of Peru.
With this exponential retreat on its surface, the life expectancy of this glacier does not exceed 15 years. The rapid disappearance of the glaciers will cause the shortage of water resources, which will consequently affect the production of food. In addition to the risk of flooding and water contamination by the metals contained there such as zinc and copper.
In 2014, this tourist attraction changed its name due to the progress of its situation, thus abandoning its name Pastoruri for "Climate Change Route".
This reflects the little hope that there is to reverse the thaw and the conviction that exists to maintain a tourist post although this is a mountainous post-mortem scenario.
This ongoing project speaks of that look behind the cordon that surrounds the excursion route, about the way we approach the disappearance or the changes of nature, the commercialization with tourist activities, the nostalgia about the lost, what remains, what is gone.
Carla Piacenza (b.1979, AR) is an artist based in Córdoba, Argentina.
She studied film and televisión at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina and completed the Latin American Master of Contemporary Photography at the Image Center of Lima, Peru.
Her work addresses issues related to nature and human behavior. She resorts to the freedom to experiment by using different media and formats for the realization of their work, be it photography, video, installations, photobook.
At present, she works on visual and audiovisual projects, and teaches photobook workshops in Argentina and Perú.
2017 - 2018 :: Latin American Master of Contemporary Photography in Centro de la Imagen Lima, Perú. With Jorge Villacorta and Natalia Iguiñiz. Also had workshops with: Antoine D´Agata, Claudi Carreras, Luis Camnitzer, Andrea Josch, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Raimond Chaves, Catalina de la Cruz, and more.
2017 :: Frank Gaudlitz: Portfolio review. Nov. 17 and 18, Centro de la Imagen Lima.
2016 :: Listening pictures: photo edition with Claudi Carreras – November 24, 25, 26, Turma, Buenos Aires.
2015 :: Photoengraving, with Graciela Buratti, October 16, UNC, Córdoba.
2015 :: Product photography, with Martín Rubini, Sept-Oct, CEF, Córdoba.
2015 :: Advanced Photoshop. Sept-oct, Molinari Pixel, Online.
2015 :: Serigraphy, with Karen Reiner. Córdoba.
2014 :: Curatorship and Montage - February 21-22, Espacio dos puntos, Buenos Aires.
2013 :: Photo Experimentation, with Gabriel Orge. Córdoba.
2012 / 2010 / 2009 :: Workshops with Adriana Lestido, Córdoba y Buenos Aires.
2009 :: Photo I, with Roxana Troisi. March, CFP Escuela SICA, Buenos Aires.
2008 :: Lighting I, with Ezequiel Ludueña. October, EAF, Buenos Aires.
2003 :: B&W Laboratory, with Luis Mazini. May-June, Córdoba.
1999 - 2005 :: Bachelor in film and television and Certificate Productor in Audiovisual Media, National University of Cordoba, Argentina.
2018 : La montaña tuvo que ceder / The mountain had to relent (dummy)
2017 : Sami (with Brisa García, photochemical book, single copy)
2016 : En Construcción, 1º fotolibro colectivo latinoamericano (several authors, 250 copies) Ed. Espacio Gaf.
2014 : Prescindible (self-publishing, 50 copies)
2014 : Abuela Negra (self-publishing, 80 copies)
2010 : Destino Colectivo (several authors, single copy).
2018 : The Ancestral path of corn (documentary 13´)
2018 : Point of reflection (videoart 4:48´)
2017 : River (short film 2:46´)
2005 : Mood (documentary 35´)
2018 :: Transterritorialidades / El ojo Ajeno Gallery - Centro de la Imagen
The mountain had to relent and Point of reflection / Curated by Jorge Villacorta.
2014 :: Hora Libre
SOUTH y Movement
Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina
2013 :: Momentamiento - El Borde
Bell Ville, Córdoba, Argentina
2013 :: Where I Move - Casona Municipal - Manifiesto Alegría
My garden, another´s garden / Curated by Gabriel Orge
2013 :: Sala Ernesto Farina, Ciudad de las Artes
Exposed Classroom. Curated by Rodrigo Fierro.
2012 :: Festival de la Luz - Fotogalería FCE-UNC.
Daily Abstracts / Curated by Susana Perez
2011 :: CC Cabildo - GRADUarte
Little houses (SOUTH serie)
2011 :: Biblioteca Pop. Ramón J. Cárcano
Bell Ville, Córdoba, Argentina
Teaching workshops (selection):
2017 :: Fotofanzine for children- Nov 18, Espacio Fundación Telefónica Lima, Perú.
2017 :: Introduction to Photobook- Sept 16, 17, 18, El Galpón Espacio Lima, Perú.
2017 :: The Photobook as a teaching resource for educators - August 25, 26, 27, Espacio Fundación Telefónica Lima, Perú.
2017 :: Artist Book – May, 6 and 7, Taller de arte El Río, Villa G. Belgrano, Argentina.
2017 :: Photobook workshop – February 24, 25, 26, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 :: Photobook workshop - Nov-Dec, CEF (Photographic Studies Centre).
2011-2014 :: Several workshops on photobook, photographic projects, photography for beginners in Córdoba, Villa María, Alta Gracia and Bell Ville (Arg).
2015 :: Talk about photobook.
CEF (Photographic Studies Centre), Córdoba Argentina.