“Stop the ZAL. Project to recover La Punta”
SENSEMURS: 1st Meeting of Muralists in support of La Huerta
Aryz, Blu, Borondo, Escif, Anaïs Florin, Hyuro, Liqen, Luzinterruptus, Daniel Muñoz “SAN”, Sam3, Elías Taño
La Punta, district of the south of València known historically for its rural life, has been the victim of repeated abuses by the administrations.
The project of “Zone of Logistic Activities” (ZAL in Spanish) promoted by the port of València and the City Council, implied that its protection was withdrawn, a hundred of families were expelled from the zone and the orchards and houses were devastated to yield an enormous plot to the port, which is still abandoned today.
The artistic project intends to raise awareness of the importance of protecting La Huerta and its inhabitants by saying NO to the ZAL. The citizens have the right to decide a better future for the place they live in, through policies that preserve their culture and identity and natural value of the area. The recovery of La Punta would be the symbol that another kind of development is possible, giving priority to the natural environment, its inhabitants and their living heritage.
Spray on haystack
Vanitas is a kind of still life, typical of the Baroque, showing the transience of life and futility of matter through symbolic elements. This Vanitas, here proposed with local products next to typical instruments of farming work, is in memory of the time when people cultivated life in this space.
Credit photo ©Artinwreck and ©Juanmi Ponce