Elixir, 2021. Group performance and reading. In a collective with Cristina Moreno García.
During the group exhibition "Uns altres temps / Other times" at The Green Parrot Barcelona, Laia Ventayol and Cristina Moreno García proposed this performative group activity, in the form of a reading, meditation and ceremony in an urban garden in Montjuïc: L'Hort de la Font Trobada. This garden grows around La Font Trobada, which is a fountain located at El Camí dels Tarongers and is also known as La Font de la Magnèsia, due to its high content of salts of this mineral. The first mention of the fountain appears in El Calaix del Sastre, written by Baró de Maldà in 1778. It's a personal diary considered a precedent of costumbrismo or local journalistic practice. Together with the garden community we read different passages of The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture, written by Emanuele Coccia. It narrates conceptual issues around different parts of the plants and the breathing.
Photos: Ana Clara Piet, Ray Virmond.