The El Forn de la Calç Contemporary Art Center (CACIS), for more than 8 years, has organized the “Efímera” Festival, a daytime walk with various ephemeral and environmentally friendly artistic installations, in the municipality of Calders. During all this time, we have opted for this artistic expression close to Land Art, where the invited artists have worked with materials from a specific place or nearby, making interventions that natural processes and the passage of time will end up erasing. The ephemeral nature of these works invites the viewer to reflect on the relationship between human beings and nature, and change their gaze on the landscape.
In 2020, he wanted to go one step further, and highlight the environmental value of the natural landscapes of the Anella Verda of Manresa, incorporating more permanent proposals, seeking a view of the shared landscape, where permanent works help reflection and the admiration of the chosen places. Under the name “Microscopies”, CACiS presents a cultural itinerary that allows discovering the unique environments of the urban perimeter of the city through art.
Year after year, edition after edition, an alternative, cultural and artistic journey will be built, connecting the works selected in successive editions. The public will be able to enjoy different itineraries over the years, which on the one hand are ephemeral and temporarily changing routes, but at the same time, they will be able to enjoy permanent cultural and artistic paths, which will grow with each edition. This double idea will allow us, not only to make known parts of the Anella Verda, but also to know the peri-urban or transitional space, creating a new cultural perimeter around the city.