2 meter diameter esphere of Moss,
2 prepared microphones,
4.2 Sound System
Carva Lavra follows a 5 month residency in Northumberland National Park on the border between England and Scotland. The work was created after Storm Eunice ravaged through the Winter of 2022.
During this winter period, almost all the trees next to the Rural Roads of Northumberland were ripped apart from the Soil, and forced the local authorities to cut them down. This sphere was created with wood dust and moss that was left over from the cutting of hundreds of local trees. The sphere was slowly assembled in the studio, allowing the moss to grow on the wood Dust leftovers, that resulted from the ongoing cleaning efforts on the aftermath of the Storm.
The sphere of moss is constantly rotating, allowing for a careful amplification of sound, created by two prepared microphones that constantly read the surface of the Sculpture.
Presented as part of a Solo exhibition in VARC foundation headquarters ( Visual Arts for Rural Communities ), Tarset, UK 2022
Solo exhibition at GNRation, Braga, Portugal 2022