KIDS’ LAND ART SYMPOSIUM 2017 (Video)
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 apply their creative abilities, whether observational, philosophical, analytical, practical or manual. 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.
Dedicated to the most majestic and trustworthy teacher, nature, this occasion will celebrate nature and the new generations that it will host. By opening up their space to art and culture, Campeggio Sotto il Faggio will offer an experience that will hopefully bring culture a step closer to nature: we have a long way to go.
KIDS’ LAND ART SYMPOSIUM 2018 (video with preview of all activities)
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 a final sensory experience that voices the kids’ creativity while connecting environmental, cultural and sensorial bodies in a sort of collective spiritual magnetic resonance.
Videos of the Kids’ Land Art Symposium Concerts:
Videos of the Kids’ Land Art Symposium Single Activities: