A sensory journey into the worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin

The World is Forest, is a large-format immersive audiovisual installation produced by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. The proposal invites visitors to immerse themselves in a fantastic world, an unknown biome.
We imagine an extra-planetary civilisation that, inspired by the Asturian forests, tries to recreate them from a distance using the data at its disposal. The lack of environmental and biological conditions that make the Earth, and especially its forests, unique ecosystems difficult to imitate, confronts them with an extraordinary challenge.

“…But when they came here there had been nothing. Trees. A dark huddle and jumble and tangle of trees, endless, meaningless” "

The title of the exhibition is inspired by the book “The Word for World Is Forest” by Ursula K. Le Guin, a writer who revolutionised science fiction by means of literary hybridisation with other fields of knowledge.
Le Guin uses her fictional novels to address deep issues about human nature and our relationship with the planet, such as colonialism, feminism and gender identity, or ambiguous utopias about other possible forms of political and social organisation.
Like Le Guin’s books, The World is Forest invites surprise, exploration and curiosity; imagination and fantasy as ways to glimpse better realities from fictitious worlds.

What visitors say

To enter the exhibition is to be immediately transported to another planet, to an unknown forest in the midst of a harmony of sounds and images as you walk through its thicket

Juan Álvarez

visited with his family.

Multidisciplinary and fantastic atmosphere where, in record time, references to the ecosystem, anthropology, scientific approaches that awaken our responsibility towards the planet are activated.

Zuleiva vivas


And so, the dream becomes reality and the possibility of the fictitious becomes tangible, sensitive, audible and palpable.

David Aguilar

Diario Nortes

Rotor Studio + Diego Flórez

Ángeles Angulo and Román Torre form Rotor Studio, a place from which they develop artistic proposals that make visible and reflect on different contemporary aspects of our technology, science and society.
On this occasion they have had the collaboration of Diego Flórez for the design and production of the sound space.



Some of the parallel activities

Reading sessions about our forests. Led by the philologist Mar Martín. With introduction by Rotor Studio.

Family workshop with a pedagogical approach that will make you imagine, create and discover new worlds. Designed and directed Lainopia

We are committed to sustainable and healthy mobility: a short bike ride with the artists to the exhibition together with a guided tour.

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This exhibition is possible thanks to ...



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