Experimental project by Roberta Di Cosmo and Matilde Patuelli funded by Stimulerings Fonds. Garments realised in collaboration with Flora Lechner.
Starting from the notion of the third landscape, it is that we decide to follow the narrating voice of nature in those lands where it reclaims its presence. Present by Nature sets out to experience and comprehend the natural ecosystems surrounding us, learning adaptation from inadaptation. Storytelling becomes a tool for shaping and sharing the experience; Live Action Role Play allows to portray the world shifting from the human perspective. The game-shaped research aims to explore places where the absence of human activity has created a refuge for the preservation of biological diversity, allowing the shift of focus from questions of where things are to how they hang together, shaping the embodiment, collection and archivation while existing on the micro-scale.
photo by Cosimo Beduini
(2020 / various)