The Galician native mountain is characterized by its uncultivated land (without cultivation or labor), where every stone has a name and every plant a use; and where in many of its corners millenary legends sprouted that fed its identity. It is more than a landscape; it is a container of a rich intangible cultural heritage. However, the action of man is changing its appearance. A physical metamorphosis is evident with the proliferation of adventitious and foreign plants with consequences for their aesthetics, ecology, their uses and also our way of relating to them.
The installation in the Hejduk Towers by the architect Cristina García Fontán warns us of these not at all harmless changes, in a call for attention so that the authenticity and identity of our mountain does not end up being reduced to a museum piece. To show and warn of this transformation, she reconstructs in the opaque tower a typical Galician mountain with its characteristic vegetation and soil: moss, lichens, bushes, heather, gorse and grass.
A space thought to touch and also to listen, thanks to stories that fill this installation with fantastic beings and incredible stories to which only our mountain could give life. In contrast, the glass tower recreates a floor with mimosas, eucalyptus and other adventitious plants that grow in a leafy way, making access and vision difficult. A duality in the search for a critical, constructive and collective reflection.