Mount Kozara- Bosnia And Herzegovina
A garden is a living thing, a place that is marked and sometimes abandoned.
The basic concept of the project was to plant a land art installation with medicinal and edible herbs. The herbs were shaped like letters, forming the sentence “Moment, Now.”
By studying the period of “now-time,” I seek to determine which common thoughts get our minds “out” of the present moment. When I say present-presence, I do not necessarily mean one’s total concentration, but rather a more spontaneous and natural awareness of the present moment through creative activity.
The meaning of the word “now” subtly pervades through the issues in my immediate society, such as uncertainty, volatility, corruption, environmental and social crisis, etc.
By using the gesture of planting, I occupy myself, I seek to leave the product of my experience to viewers and passers-by.
For me, creativity has a lot of different variations, views and actions, which produce an interpretation of a specific issue. I use performance as a medium that creates awareness of the body, and plant-based living space installations that bring us back to the “moment of now” when planted.
Special thanks to Ars Kozara for their support and help with this project.