myforestfarm (Dirk Fleischmann) (德国/韩国/菲律宾 Germany/Korea/Philippines)
myforestfarm是一家以再造林机构形式座落于安蒂波洛市附近山脉（黎刹省，菲律宾）的二氧化碳减排项目。本项目由艺术家Dirk Fleischmann提出概念，并与Thomas Daquioag, Renato Habulan和Rodolfo Ferrer合作发展，其中Rodolfo Ferrer全职负责网站维护和摄影记录。网友可通过本网站内容来评估本项目。
myforestfarm is a carbon dioxide offset program in the form of a reforestation enterprise, located in the mountains near Antipolo City, (Rizal Province, Philippines). The project has been conceptualized by artist Dirk Fleischmann and developed in collaboration with Thomas Daquioag, Renato Habulan and Rodolfo Ferrer, who is hired full-time to maintain and photograph myforestfarm. The viewers are encouraged to evaluate the project through the archives on this website.
The CO2 emission market puts reforestation at a disadvantage in competition with industrial carbon offsets, because technical quantification fails to evaluate the complexity of CO2 sequestration of growing forests. myforestfarm is challenging this imbalance with artistic means. The visual validation of myforestfarm is combined with ontological thought. The result is a series of photos “mycarboncredits”, which substitutes carbon credits as a commodity (10 € at the e-store).
Usual reforestation projects transform the CO2 sequestration of trees into a tradable carbon credit. This commodification process is a financial invention, that is re-evaluated by myforestfarm. Instead of certifying and trading carbon credits, the carbon credit becomes the subject matter. The analysis of the meaning and function of carbon credits and the question what commodity could be generated from the existence of a tree, lead to an artistic concept that reflects the structure of the carbon credit as a commodity in a symbolic way. The resulting photographic works of art are the commodity of myforestfarm, that only refers in its title (mycarboncredits) to usual carbon credits. The creation of mycarboncredits, transformed issues of quantification and validation into a commodity, which reflects its own nature as well as the materiality of virtual images. It generated images of myforestfarm with an artistic value beyond an archival function only. mycarboncredits critique the conventional carbon credit marketing strategies and the illusions that they generate. The earnings from the art works feed into a fund to sustain and hopefully expand myforestfarm.
myforestfarm was initiated with the profits of Dirk Fleischmann’s art. His projects create financial profit. It is a basic principle for his art practice to re-invest all profits completely, which means the projects themselves create the budget for the next artistic enterprise; thus, every project is a transformation of the earlier ones. This started in 1998 with some chocolate bars for sale in his studio at the art academy. Six years later, the subsequent operations merged into a solar power plant. The revenues from the solar electricity contributes now EUR 50 (PHP 3500) per month to myforestfarm. The largest contribution of GBP 2000 (PHP 150000) stems from a commission by RSA, Arts & Ecology, London in partnership with ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.
Rodolfo Ferrer是一名自由职业者。他得到了作为纳税人的社会安全号码和注册。他每月工作160小时（20天／8小时），工资7000比索. 工作时间灵活。兼职工作人员的工资是每天8小时300比索。比较一下：由于缺乏工作机会，对山区中的很多家庭而言，制作木炭是唯一的生存选择，即使它是非法的。他们每月可得3000－5000比索不等。
Rodolfo Ferrer is contracted as a freelancer. He received a social security number and registered as a tax payer. He gets paid PHP 7000 every month for 160 working hours (20 days / 8 hours). His working schedule is flexible. Part time workers are paid PHP 300 per day for 8 hours. For comparison: Due to the lack of jobs, charcoal making is the only livelihood option for many families in that mountain area, though it is illegal. They make between PHP 3000 and 5000 a month.
由于树木枯竭和非法伐木，在上个世纪菲律宾已经失去了98％的雨林。DENR（环境和自然资源部门）支持再造林倡议，并制定一些土地保护措施，规范这些已被破坏地区的使用及权利。由于座落于Marikina流域保护区，myforestfarm无法冠名。它将一直被公共控制。现在DENR将提供一个基于社区的保护区资源管理协议（PACBARMA）。只要PACBARMA得到San Josef自由农民联合会的证实，我们就可以得到这片土地的使用和发展权，因为我们已经提交了申请，在DENR登记Thomas Daquioag为土地所有人。
The Philippines lost already 90% of its rain forests in the last century, because of depletion and illegal logging. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) supports reforestation initiatives and there are several tenurial instruments, that regulate the rights and use of these deforested areas. It is not possible not buy a title for the land of myforestfarm, because it is located in the Marikina Watershed Reservation area. It will always be public domain. Now the DENR is about to offer a Protected Area Community-Based Resources Management Agreement (PACBARMA). As soon as the PACBARMA is confirmed between the San Josef Free Farmers Association, we will be considered to get the rights to use and develop the land, because we submitted our request already and Thomas Daquioag is registered at the DENR as the “occupant” of the land.
By the end of 2009, after one and a half years of operations, approx. PHP 400000 (EUR 6000 as at January 2010) were spent for labour costs and material. This does not include personal expenses e.g. travel costs or compensation for the time to organize the project.
Hopefully myforestfarm will be self-sustainable within 10 years, when all fruit trees are bearing enough fruits for sale. The income from the harvest should guarantee the permanent maintenance of the trees in the next decades.