Joaquín Fargas

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The Biosphere Project

"The Biosphere Project consists of natural ecosystems isolated inside sealed containers that only allow the external influence of heat and light. These systems, like our planet, depend on light as a source of  energy for the development and continued existence of the life cycles that take place inside of them. These systems represent our planet in an infinitesimal scale, and show its fragility and the importance and urgency of its care. »Action is warranted despite the uncertainty of the expected results,..."

Surplus I

"The destiny of the frozen bodies is unknown. We don’t know if this situation is the result of a programmed event or forced action, but they are here, ready to be bring back to life or maybe to be food of a future generation or civilization. Perhaps cry-conservation could be a way to save the human kind if it is heading an apocalypse, a huge climate change or overpopulation.   "

Surplus II

"The containers are filled of life in dormant state, but ready to be transformed. What is this? Is a cocoon? Is a cry-conservation chamber? It is unknown. It is an space that evolves waiting to be explore. The containers reacts contorting their selves by the presence of the visitors. "


"You write a message and your message is translated into hundred different languages and then sent to the outer space trying to reach an alien civilization. The installation is composed by a terminal to write your message and the transmission tower made of bamboo, a renewable resource found in several places around the world. From the beginning the man tried to find another civilization , tried to reach the sky, that’s the story told in the Bible where the civilization tried to make a huge tower called Babel..."

Arborem Autotroph

"Arborem Autotroph is a metallic tree that generates a sort of «artificial photosynthesis». In the ground surrounding the tree, there are solar panels that generate electricity to pump water from the bottom to the leaves on top. It makes tiny drops to fall suggesting the water cycle. By night the leaves are illuminated by fiber optics and leds using the stored energy generated during the day. The wind make the leaves to move while the sun is reflected emphasizing the movement. "


"IFO is a fusion between a bird and a plane.  The wind make it to move and to lift   "

Live Hearts

"Joaquin Fargas had participated on the “Proyecto Corazones Vivos” (Live Hearts Project), organized by the heart foundation Favaloro in Argentina. He made two works: “Corazon + Sol  = Vida” and “Pulsar”. "

Argentina Futura

"Argentina Futura is a kinetic light sculpture. Its shape represents the Republic of Argentina. Made of stainless steel, Plexiglas and fiber optics. Its light are blue and white the colors of the argentine flag and the music is tango. "