Dario Robleto. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, USA and Canada, 2008
Artist residency and collaborative exhibition project: Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet. 2008
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), in partnership with Rare, a global conservation organization.
Dario Robleto, Human Nature 2008
‘Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, USA’
How do we mourn nature? Dario Robleto’s Human/Nature artwork centers around a series of sculptures, that focus on the inevitable loss of the glaciers, the mourning we collectively experience as we witness the changing of the earth at our own hands, and the ways in which loss can inspire new ways of thinking. The sculptures dialogue with one another to tell a larger story and relate to the artist's past work, his ongoing studies of mourning and faith.
During his visits to Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Dario Robleto interviewed scientists among them a leading glaciologist who is monitoring the park’s glaciers and participated in a glacier measuring expedition.
Dario Robleto was born in 1972 in San Antonio, Texas; he lives and works in San Antonio. In his work, Robleto uses rare and archaic materials, including vinyl records, dinosaur fossils, and impact glass formed by meteorites or nuclear explosions. Taking his cue from disc jockeys’ music sampling, Robleto refers to history, memory, nostalgia, chance, and hope in order to understand the present. His sculptures originate from extensive research around an event, which eventually brings him to identify specifically evocative materials and forms.
artist’s website: dariorobleto.com