TERRENE (2021-work in progress)
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TERRENE involves speculative geology and dialogical sculptural/installation work. In this practice I am interested in observing people's relation to soil in different social, cultural, historical and intercontinental contexts. The actions usually start with the gathering of soil from surroundings, enabling unlikely encounters among people, localities and matter. The material collected is available for the participants to freely model. They are invited to ‘encounter’ this soil, to feel it and interact with the different elements through process-oriented molding, dispensing guidelines, explanations or even spoken language in general. In some instances, the actions have been done together with children and have allowed subtitle and non-verbal discussions about territory, history, movement and sense of belonging. The actions are concluded with the rustic burning of the objects produced, mesmerically observing the vitality of matter in action, moving, melting, adapting and joining other bodies in its rhythm. When the material is cooled, there is always a surprise to observe its new configuration. Matter and participants meet again after a process of transformation. With this practice I look to exercise language and communication on an intuitive level that embraces a dialogical formation of matter and touches delicately the personal and political relation to issues of home, heritage and land.
Local soil being collected in front of the Uferstudios Tanz Berlin (Heizhaus / PSR headquarters) at a depth of 4 meters during Berlin state repair work in July 2022
Terrene, 2022 - ongoing, components that belong and are found in the subsoil: soil, clay, sand, construction debris, plastic, stones, metals and others, those experiments took place as part of ACaU! at Uferstudios Tanz Berlin , a program dedicated to Ukraine’s war refugee children and their newly arrived parents in Berlin, organized by volunteers from Soydivision.berlin and Neue Häute eV., Berlin, DE, Jul., 2022
Terrene, 2022 - ongoing, components that belong and are found in the subsoil: soil, clay, sand, construction debris, plastic, stones, metals and others, experiment took place at the event AUSUFERN, UferStudios, Berlin, DE, Sep., 2022