Democracy Now at Katowice Climate Summit 2018 – Greta Thunberg

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/our_leaders_are_behaving_like_children

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Love my plants – with me

Documentation of performance piece, titled: Love My Plants With Me, held at University Art Museum Long Beach. The performance activated Eugenia Butler’s Lover’s Bench for a New Millennium sculpture during the Sunday Afternoon at the UAM event organised by Catherine Scoti Scott.

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Kids Land Art Symposium 2018

Kids’ Land Art Symposium, 2018

Campsite Sotto il Faggio di Agnese and Gianluca Scapin

Artist in residence: Claudia Borgna

Title: In Tune

PRESS RELEASE (English)

The idea of a Land Art symposium for children came during last year’s Land Art Symposium ‘Pura Natura’ hosted by the campsite Sotto il Faggio and organized by Carla Cremers and Tegi Canfari. Led by Claudia Borgna and inspired by the artworks created during that occasion, the children of the campsite from observers and assistants became artists themselves. So why not create an official ‘Kids’ Land Art symposium where kids can express their own vision of how to relate to our/their natural environment?

Experimental and open to improvisation, the fundamental concept of this project aims at a creative experience harmonious with the marvellous nature of the Maritime Alps. Agnese and Gian Luca Scapin have invited Claudia Borgna to be the artist in residence at the camping site Sotto il Faggio. During the first week of August, Claudia will assist youngsters staying at the campsite apply their creative creative abilities, whether observational, philosophical, analytical, manual or practical. Natural materials foraged on site will be transformed by the children into temporary site-specific en plein-air sculptures. A final presentation open to the public will narrate their shared creative adventure. By becoming responsible interdependent active subjects, the children will educate us adults to set the missing example of how the world should really be! Culture and nature, not separate and conflicting but rather harmonious, and above all interdependent entities.

This space dedicated to the most majestic and trustworthy teacher, will celebrate nature and the new generations that it will host. I thank the Campsite Sotto il Faggio for once again so generously and bravely opening up their space to art and culture. An alternative to traditional mainstream art circuits, this experience will hopefully bring culture a step closer to nature: we have a long way to go.

http://www.sottoilfaggio.it

Link to KIDS LAND ART SYMPOSIUM 2017

Kids’ Land Art Symposium 2018 – Concerts

Kids’ Land Art Symposium, 2018

Campsite Sotto il Faggio di Agnese and Gianluca Scapin

Artist in residence: Claudia Borgna

Title: In Tune (Do You Feel Our Energy?)

PROGRAMME (English)

The aim of this project is to set throughout the camping site a series of sound sculptures that will all come together into a final Drum Circle performance. Coined by 60’ USA counterculture, Drum Circles are informal music gatherings inclusive of all types of instruments and free of hierarchical systems. Offering a rare space of equality and freedom their rhythm seek a group consciousness that is in harmony with one another, with ourselves and in this case with the surrounding natural environment.

Ephemeral sculptures, the musical instruments will be inspired by the local flora and fauna and built with natural materials collected on the campsite. The making process will hopefully challenge us to discover, invent and experiment with shapes and materials, with our imagination, and with sounds that might well be new to us or perhaps different from known musical instruments.

The Drum Circle’s performance will bring everybody together into final sensory experience that voices the kids’ creativity while connecting environmental, cultural and sensorial bodies in a sort of collective spiritual magnetic resonance.