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Figment 12

2007 Governors Island, New York
Photography by Maira Donoso

“Body Recycling” participative performance with the collaboration with Yana Kraeva.
This performance was part of the project “ Imagination Island” in Governors Island.
We created a sculpture of nylon sheet that consider the interaction and relationship between humans and nature and our thoughts about the role of the human species on the Earth.
At the beginning of the performance we traced different parts of our and audience’s bodies [head, feet, etc.] onto the nylon surface.
We filled the outlines with cotton and plant sprouted wheat seeds into the cotton. As time passed the sprouts started growing, transforming the outlines of our bodies, connecting the idea of bodies back to nature.
By planting new life in our own image and thus envisioning nature as ourselves we invite a positive and constructive relationship with nature. We are striving to demonstrate the potential for reconstructing our lost relationship and return back to Mother Nature with peace. The performance implied a message of action encouraging the viewer to awaken and relate to the urgency of the growing problems with our environment and ourselves.