Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas is known for his large-scale, site-specific sculptural installations that attempt to transform spaces and take visitors to a post-human moment in the future. Invited by curator Eungie Joo to take part in the 12th Sharjah Biennial, he picked one of the furthest locations from the emirate`s center and created Planetarium, 2015. In an abandoned salt and fish factory in the city of Kalba, he collected, along with his team, stones, shells, roots and a range of organic materials from all around the emirate, and used them to build colorful columns that act as independent eco-systems and change over the three-month exhibition period.
Medrar.TV met with Villar Rojas while in Sharjah and discussed with him the process he undertook to develop the work and its relation to his previous projects.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]