Homage to Ana Mendieta

Eco feminist Land art work and homage to Ana Mendieta

PURA NATURA – Land Art Symposium 2017

Campeggio Sotto il Faggio –  www.sottoilfaggio.it/?lang=en
Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime, Cuneo – Italy

CAMERA & VIDEO: Claudia Borgna

PHOTOPGRAPHY: Jeroen Gosse, Sjoerd Schwibettus

Hosted and supported by: Campeggio Sotto il Faggio, Agnese & Gianluca Scapin

Organizers: Carla Cremers, Tegi Canfari





TEXT: Performance transcription from memory 

Thank you all for gathering here at Sotto il Faggio!

To conclude this symposium I would like to ask you to engage with me in a brief performance.

I like to think of it as an act of overall love & gratitude.

I am not sure what exactly I am doing. I am improvising as I am following my intuition and the surrounding energies. Please bear with me by following some very simple instructions.

Please form a large circle around this tree.

Don’t be shy, it’s very easy!

Let’s all hold hands

Together step closer to the tree and hug it with your breath

Keep holding hands and step back into the initial shape.

Now close your eyes

Take a deep breath. One in and one out.

Stay in that position while I come around to position you, one by one, to hug the tree.
Hug the tree the best you can.

Reach out for the tree. If you cannot hug the tree directly reach it by hugging the person in front of you.

Keep your eyes closed.

Now that we are nicely clustered together to the tree, feel the sensations emanating from this moment, from this tree and each other’s bodies energies exchange.

Take another deep breath.

Now step back from the tree, each saying one word describing what you just experienced or simply thanking this tree for being here.

Thank you for collaborating!


Together with 15 international artists, I will be partaking to the Land Art Symposium titled Natur art mente that will take place from 1st to 8th July in San Giacomo d’Entraque in the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime, Italy. The event, organized in collaboration with artiststs Carla Cremers and Tegi Canfari, will close down with an informal inauguration exposing the artworks created during that time. Come to celebrate nature with us if you can!

For more info check out the website:

Parco naturale Alpi Marittime, sito ufficiale

or call 01711935515

Spread the word to the world if you can,

Thank you,


Assieme a 15 artisti internazionali partecipero’ al simposio conviviale di Land Art Natur art mente che si terra dal 1 al 8 luglio a San Giacomo d’Entraque nel Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime.

Organizzato in collaborazione con le artiste Carla Cremers e Tegi Canfari, l’evento si chiuderà sabato 8 luglio con un’informale inaugurazione del percorso espositivo. Venite a celebrare la natura con noi!
Per info tel 01711935515

Parco naturale Alpi Marittime, sito ufficiale

e se potete, spargete la voce….




Let’s Leap!



From fossil fuel divestment to the proliferation of renewable energy co-operatives, the global climate justice movement is growing fast. Moreover, a great many people struggling for changes that can help drive down global emissions—whether for free public transit in Brazil, or an end to public sector cuts in Greece, or a basic income in Spain or clean air in China—do not necessarily identify themselves as “climate activists.”

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Naomi Klein & Rajiv Sicora

Every Town should have a leap Manifesto: https://leapmanifesto.org/en/the-leap-manifesto/