In 2018 at the LABVERDE residency in the Brazilian Amazon I learned about the Biotic Pump theory. What struck a cord with me was the ability of a large tree in the Amazon to move 1000l of water into the atmosphere everyday through transpiration. It got me thinking: what kind of technology could replace such an ecosystem service once we deforest enough for it to collapse and how this question speaks to the Anthropocene mind and value systems? My response was absurdist, industrial and familiar: mechanical trees which I incorporated into the landscapes I painted. Developed the idea at Proyecto’ace residency in Buenos Aires I thought about the dependency of Argentina on the Amazon in their watercycle and created a series of water prints of trees found in Buenos Aires using water from the Rio Plata. Lastly I created a sculpture installation which animated the idea of forest as a biotic pump. I did this by installing tree trunk like shapes and projecting footage I shot on the Rio Negro. The installation connected the idea of forest as a biotic pump with its possible mechanization through the soundtrack which starts off with the sounds of the Amazon that are later drowned out by the boat engine.