One Hundred Cypresses

All aspects of one’s life, myth, inspiration, and culture are carved into the rings of history within a tree trunk.

Inspired by the poet Saib Tabrizi (1601–1677), in June 2013, I traveled to Mount Damavand where I planted 100 cypresses. The work thus consists in a land art project and in the documentation of the action. It calls for an active participation in the process of preserving what one identifies with in the era of decay. Here, I treat the process as the material reality wherein nature is juxtaposed with history.


Video documentation of performance, colour/sound 2 hr 3 min, continuous loop