Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle first journeyed to the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve (also known as the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaíno) in February 2005. On that visit he was inspired to create an artwork that depicts the natural beauty and ecological importance of the area in addition to raising awareness of the industrial development that threatens it. He created a multisensory installation featuring a video projection filmed on location at the Mistubishi saltworks, which is adjacent to the reserve. In late summer 2007, Manglano-Ovalle returned to the region and completed filming, with the assistance of a local camera crew and access to the saltworks.
“Human/Nature is different from other international arts programs, specifically the plethora of Art Biennials that crop up all over the world.…It proposes instead individual investigation at widely disparate locations without imposing a curatorial theme except engaging the natural beauty of the sites and the legacy they contain for us all.”
—Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, on why he chose to participate in Human/Nature
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