絲繭 Silk Cocoon
年份 | Year
地點 | Location
Hill next to the Nature Center
材料 | Material
Bamboo, sisal rope, silk, stone, natural-dyed cotton thread
理念 | Statement
Silk Cocoons is a nature-inspired installation that provides a temporary shelter for humans and plants while mimicking the shape of a moth cocoon. This piece is comprised of mix media biodegradable structures made of layers of silk, bamboo, and jute. The structures change their shape as they disintegrate with time while interacting with the environment. This disintegration sequence allows animals and insects of the park to collect and reuse the threads of the silk scraps for their own shelters.
I hope that this installation will generate empathy with different bugs that have been cohabiting with humans for centuries dressing us with their precious fibers.
Lua Rivera experiments to know, and produces to survive. For her, art can erase the boundaries between disciplines, promoting free interaction between them and allowing the exhibition to transcend the walls of the gallery. Lua based her artwork in processes such as nesting, growth, and adaptation of organisms. As a visual artist, she is distinguished for her continuous search and use of multidisciplinary resources such as intervention, collage, photography, and textiles.