• Action for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
  • Concert for plants as a symbolic proposal for a paradigm shift
  • Single channel vídeo 7’ 30’ and a series of 5 photographs

Concert for the Biocene is one of Ampudia’s latest research on the necessity of reformulating the present from post humanist postulates and eco-social compromise.

An action hosted by the artist at Barcelona’s El Liceu Teatre in June 2020, on the occasion of the institution’s reopening after the end of lockdown. Ampudia creates a concert for plants as a symbolic action for a paradigm swift. A total of 2.292 plants, the full capacity of the theatre, enjoyed Giacomo Puccini’s piece “Crisantemi” by a string quartet.

The concept Biocene –suggested by Blanca de la Torre, curator of the action–replaces the term known as Anthropocene, which defines the most recent history of deterioration of our planet due to human impact. Biocene, therefore appeals to the beginning of a new era that finally places life in the center.