THE NAVEL OF RUA REIDH
As I came across Rua Reidh, I realized that was the kind of landscape I was looking for.
Since we arrived, we have been taken to various places each more beautiful than the other, maybe too beautiful for me to accept adding something artistic to it.
I wanted to feel the nature in its rougher aspect, where I could feel alive.
Open space, landscape with no one where I could feel the strongest wind, get soaked by rain in a few seconds and most importantly, where I could work with land.
And there it is all peat, a soft and black texture in which I could dig, model and penetrate.
Important also because this material is still part of the living of people here, the fact you can smell it on evening when the fire goes on in homes, that still people go and dig it, and more.
My first idea was to dig in the peat till I reached a stone in order to reveal it…
but something magic happened, I did not reach any stone, but a spring in which my foot fell into.
So there it was. I had to use this water coming from within the earth...
and landscape and body became one.
International art residency CEANGAL=CONNECTIONS