Technique: scaffolding structure:
Exhibition: Frontera – Esbozo para la creación de una sociedad del futuro
Place: Frontera Corozal – Chiapas – Mexico
Antroepiphytic consists of the building of a walkable tower around an immense tree called ‘Ceiba de Oro’ (a ceiba being a tree typical of tropical regions and a sacred plant to the Mayas), a natural monument situated in the Guatemalan National Park ‘Sierra Lacandón’, on the border to Mexico. The structure made of scaffoldings, that would need to be brought from far away, represent the ‘civilized’ world inserted in the middle of the jungle, suffocating (only visually! since the temporary construction is planned in such a way that the ceiba would not be harmed) the tree, but at the same time allowing a new perception of the plant, the area and its landscape. Thus, the project could lead to a new understanding of the relationship man-nature.
Zamora’™s proposal was planned to be part of the project Frontera. A Sketch for the Creation of a Future Society by the collective Laboratorio 060 in Frontera Corozal, a town on Mexico’™s southern border with Guatemala.