This symbolic installation pays tribute to the Earth and contrasts its purity with humans’ excesses in the way they treat it. The artist carries out a ritual action in which she asks the Earth for help to combat the current situation.
The installation takes shape on a 24 m2 floorspace covered first with a layer of newspapers, symbolising the overkill of our world; on top of this the artist lays 330 bars of clay and then 72 randomly scattered crystals that are not handled during the setting–up process. The work also includes a video exploring the process of setting up the installation – the heart of the ritual of the piece.
The installation process is seen as a ritual and forms as much part of the work as the finished piece.
Joana Cera Bernad (1965) lives and works in Barcelona