Trasfoco: The Salt Section

Salt Garden

The way in which salt crystals are formed by the constant gradual work of the sun is a radically slow process; in this change, which takes place at an almost imperceptible pace, water is transformed into extraordinary forms: small crystals, stones, crusts and foams. It is not surprising to recall the irresistible attraction these processes held over alchemists over the course of many centuries. This is a unique process in which the natural environment works alongside man to give rise to something that is not only useful and necessary but also beautiful. The salt pans have a particular relationship with gardens and with flowers: the sun, the earth, water and the hand of man all work together to achieve something extraordinary in a profoundly slow process.

Screening

Date
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time
21:00
Venue
El Almacén
Runtime
16′
Language
No dialogues
Subtitles
No dialogues

Creative Team

Director
Rose Lowder
Music
François Alexis Degrenier

Technical Information

Original Title
Jardin du Sel
Year
2011
Country
France
Exhibition Format
Digital file