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ROBERTA RIZZI E CATERINA AGAZZI – 2013

Roberta Rizzi and Caterina Agazzi’s project involves overlapping jute sacks filled with a mixture of soil, stones and grass seed that mark out a pathway, a reflection that moves between the artistic, the architectural, the historical and the naturalistic. This installation finds its definition in time through the slow breathing patterns of nature, offering itself to the cycles of the seasons. The reference to a trench is connected to historical memory, becoming a defensive space in which even nature can camouflage itself and redefine its limits. The work also refers to the architecture of the labyrinth as a place of loss and exploration.

In time, germination of the seeds inside the sacks will render the artefact an integral part of the landscape, like a sort of new romantic ruin.