Lucia Monge – Plantón Móvil

Lucia Monge
born 1983 in Lima

“I propose a different way of creating public green areas in Lima - where individuals can reconnect with nature and communities can strengthen nourishing relationships."

Plantón Móvil
Lucia Monge homepage

Plantón Móvil

Plantón Móvil is a walking forest that peacefully claims its place and respect in the city by linking art and social change. Since 2010 people from different disciplines and backgrounds have come together to help create and maintain sustainable public green areas. Today, this moving green is branching out towards the collaboration that will allow it to reach more people in a deeper and more lasting way.

In Spanish, «Plantón» is the word for sapling. It is also the word for sit-in. This project takes on both: the green to be planted and the peaceful protest.
People of all ages are invited to think of a creative and non- polluting way to transport a plant, and together we form a great green mass that moves alongside city buses and busy agendas.
However, there is a difference between carrying a plant and being a plant.
Plantón Móvil is not a group of people carrying plants: we are the forest. This is important because it changes the nature of the gesture. It is about lending your body to this other being so that it can borrow your mobility.

This project activates a connection with environmental issues that lands beyond the eco-trend, into our everyday practices. It is about taking responsibility on a daily basis and being respectful and aware of the green that cohabitates with us by putting ourselves in their shoes (in this case roots). At the end of each walk, the plants, always native or adapted to our desert conditions, are donated to help create a public green area. These are spaces where I hope, people can build and share a sense of community that includes our nonhuman kind.







TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.