SUR LA TERRE

Sur La Terre

The season of the pine Processionary [1] is around the corner.

8 workmen are hired to chop the trees down before they start their procession and ascension to build their "tents".
As all the heavy machinery enters the sacred 25 year old garden, our gaze turns to the lift, the platform.
It leaks a mixture of oil and gasoline into the ground, scarring it for some years to come.
This cicatrix, this hurt to the land, on the outermost layer of the the earths epidermis became dark.
Post modern, new age black poison.
Indifferent and unstudied, a line of pine Processionaries modestly goes around this wound.
We stand...

[1]The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae. Sometimes placed in the genus Traumatocampa, it is one of the most destructive species to pines and cedars in Central Asia, North Africa and the countries of southern Europe.[1] The urticating hairs of the caterpillar larvae cause harmful reactions in humans and other mammals. The species is notable for the behaviour of its caterpillars, which overwinter in tent-like nests high in pine trees, and which proceed through the woods in nose-to-tail columns, protected by their severely irritating hairs as described by the French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.