The following series of photographs shows the aging process of Vênus et Milö’s installation “Riparo”, on display at Spazio Gerra (Reggio Emilia, Italy) from February 11 to April 1, 2012 as part of the exhibition “A House Is Not A Home – Design, Gardening, Eco-Sustainability”.
“Riparo” (Shelter) is composed by a green installation (ivy leaves covering on plastic net and metal wire; moss bed, pine trees, strawberry plant), a video installation, and a soundscape.
Throughout the weeks, due to time passage and heating, the ivy leaves that constituted the green installation’s covering gradually dried up and shrinked. At some point, the pine trees were removed from the installation by the artists to prevent them from dying. At the same time, insects of various kinds were attracted by the moisty comfort of the moss bed.
The video at the bottom of the page immortalizes “Riparo”‘s very last moments.
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