Soil, bramble branches, slaked-lime
This site-specific installation is the result of a residency within the 2014 edition of Humus Park Land Art meeting.
Together with the artist Caterina De Nicola I was invited to intervene within the space of Parco del Castello di Torre, only using materials from the park itself. The area is a prehistoric archeological site as well as rich in wild vegetation and invasive plants like bramble and bamboo.
We wanted to take account of these elements with our work, evoking both the atmosphere of an excavation and that nature repossessing the land of remote civilizations.
Like a ripped weave emerging from the ground, the bramble branches also act as a protection for the bare soil, a gesture of shyness from the land in revealing its thousand years old secrets.