Studio.sifr | Arte Laguna PrizeStudio.sifr
Rome, Italy 1994

Reflective grove

Art section: Land Art

Year: 2019

Materials: Stainless steel

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Have you ever imagined recognizing yourself in a forest?
The installation develops the theme of a man-nature relationship and aims to
make the neat separation between these two entities clear.
Reflective grove is an oniric place defined by the dynamic relation between
person and forest, an oasis with its own features that becomes a unique and
distinguishable contact point.
The installation comprehends a group of12 close trees, whose trunks are
covered in reflective material that does not exceed 2 meters in height.
The reflective surfaces wrap the trees entirely. In this way, the perception of
the space becomes twisted and the boundary between man and pinewood
changes constantly in a potentially endless illusion.
The aim is to smash down the perceptive limits but also to meditate on the
categories of man and natural environment, trying to think of the world as a
non-anthropocentric reality but instead as deeply ecocentric phenomenon.