Twenty-two drawings made during four months by the Mexican artist from his own observations of the evolution of a forest landscape written on a single day.
The descriptions included in this book are observations written by Jorge Satorre in Mexico City's Bosque de Chapultepec one October day in 2019. Based on these texts, the artist made a series of drawings over the course of four months, only referring to these written descriptions for guidance. Seven and a half hours of that day are represented, with each image corresponding to twenty minutes. In addition to helping classify the vegetation, each section of the grid represents one minute's time. A couple appeared in the distance around 13:45 and left as it started to rain.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, in 2021.
In his work, Jorge Satorre (born 1979 in Mexico City) researches and documents historical events in order to reinterpret them by articulating stories that are initially based on specific situations but that incorporate fictional and subjective elements. In pieces that combine drawings, sculptures and texts, Satorre explores the relations between the creator of stories and images and their receivers, showing how the result is transformed by the practice of subjective interpretation. By concentrating on small details that may seem irrelevant, he creates suggestive narratives that seek to recover forgotten memories, through which he examines the transmittal and transformation of ideas, objects and stories.