"Burning Landscape VI" by Antonio Vega Macotela at Pompidou Metz

Antonio Vega Macotela is participating from November 6th in the exhibition “You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet” at Centre Pompidou-Metz.

“Burning Landscape VI” (2019) is part of the series “Incendio”, in which Vega Macotela shows the ways through which corporate and state powers, as well as flows of capital and information, operations that remain usually invisible that might however have visible effects on our landscape. These tapestries were made with Jacquard looms from low-resolution images pulled from the Internet, that depict forest fires. At the same time, hey are encrypted with information leaked through de Lagarde list, in which the names of multiple tax-evaders were exposed.

This exhibition is focused on issues linked to ecology and the environment. It was initially created by Bruno Latour, Martin Guinard and Eva Lin for the Taipei Biennale 2020 in Taïwan. The project was adapted on this occasion to be hosted at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France.

Until April 2022.