Botanical Garden of Granada. May 22, 2018
Within the Granada Art Week program curated by Concha Hermano.
Performance created specifically for the Botanical Garden of Granada, inspired by the centennial Ginkgo Biloba, planted in 1889 and one of the most emblematic trees in the garden.
This tree has medicinal qualities since its intake favors blood circulation and helps reduce memory loss, fatigue, confusion or anxiety. He was also the only living being that survived at the epicenter of the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, becoming a symbol of rebirth. It has several names, such as “the silver apricot” or “white fruit” (from Chinese), “the tree of 40 escudos” (price paid by a French fan for each of the five copies that he bought from an English horticulturist), or “the bringer of hope” (after the bomb). In addition, its leaves have a wonderful fan shape, and it was my father the first person I heard talking about it … this piece is dedicated to his memory.
Thanks to Emilia Galisteo, Marta Moreno and Carmen Rodríguez for the documentation.