Ecology is the starting point of my research and the cornerstone of my work as an artist~facilitator.
I experiment with nature-culture practices and narratives to reflect on our interconnectedness with all of life.
This can take the form of sound and voice works, artist books, spatial interventions and performative experiences, artist residencies, workshops or one-on-one support for individuals and organisations. I enjoy creating gestures or offerings that provide time and space for people to reflect, connect with, (re)create, celebrate, (re)value, harmonise or simply observe our place in the world.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Suelo Methodology

After the initial shock of the pandemic years and its socio-economic-ecologic effects, along with the ways of the world today, connecting deeply with the places we inhabit and care for is becoming more and more critical. So I am currently developing a Suelo Methodology, inspired in Estudio Nuboso’s Suelo pilot project from 2014, for individuals, organisations and communities to be able to implement this fun and complex roadmap to re-connection through shared experience, storytelling, observing, reading and doing together. More soon!

In Our Hands

This is a series of images of 24 selected mudras (hand yoga positions) upon vulnerable landscapes. It is conceived as a toolkit to help us care for and connect with more ease to our selves, others and nature. Through them I propose to build a bridge between our state of being and that of the planet.

To purchase the open edition box-set of cards (format A6) or the e-book version (available in English and Spanish) please write me directly: connect@elaspalding.com or visit the Berlin-based Zabriskie Bookshop for orders within Europe.

Click here to view my current workshops and offerings.

journal and news

Ocaso (Sundown)’s second iteration in Humboldthain Park, Berlin.

“Desviarios” is a collaborative landscape laboratory assembled through the work of 6 artists from the Latin American diaspora and migrant Spanish origin based in Berlin, who offer participatory explorations of Humboldthain Park through different first person travel chronicles in relation/reaction to modern and contemporary scientific expeditions sponsored by European colonial powers in Latin American territory. …

Interconnectedness and ways of being human

This text was written for a talk I offered in the Werkleitz Festival 2021, curated by Daniela Silvestrin, and is also an articulation or synthesis of my current work and thoughts. You can see the recording of the talk on this link.