HUMAN NATURE IN LIFE AND REBIRTH

SECTION 1 : “A Study of Fertility” , 2019-2021


“I spent 7 years on pharmaceutical birth control and my body never fully recovered. Longing to find a way to work around the issue of menstruation, the series started the day I joyfully stared at the red flower blossoming on the candid underwear I was wearing after a silent pause of half a year. Having lived the absence of menstruation for a long time, I feel the issue around its untold truth a very personal one, seeing its happening as the blessing of being a woman.”

“A Study of Fertility” represents the first section within an ongoing project on the relationship between women, nature and creation. Interpreting the female reproductive system as symbol of life, death and rebirth, the series brings awareness to the taboo of menstruation and reflects on its sacrality and fundamental role within female and collective health.

The idea of circularity stands at the basis of the promotion of the body as a fluid movement, to reverse a context of leading male and man centred perspective on intimacy and identity. The harmony of the human body reflects the complexity of its own language in relation to a larger bodily whole, referring to sacredness as an innate approach of respect and caring that recognises and preserves integrity and diversity. The concept of health is anchored to the idea of balance and integrates the value of time and chemical detoxification in the process of reconnection.

Based on the cosmic principle of biodynamics, fertility relates to the natural cycles of growth of the earth, in a parallel and strict connection between the rhythms of human and nature. “A Study of Fertility” explores the relation of women with the wisdom of earthly creation, displaying cultural and social wellbeing in a sensitive and aware approach to sustainable development.

Breaking the taboo of menstruation starts with the right to information and the ability of women and girls to talk freely about their period and sexuality, meeting their bodies with acceptance. To respect and celebrate menstruation as a key aspect of life means in fact to acknowledge it as a human right issue, replacing shame with self-worth.


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HUMAN NATURE IN LIFE AND REBIRTH

Inspired by principles of eco-feminism, the project “Human Nature in Life and Rebirth” reflects the nucleus of a sensitive, fluid and feminine relation to society, based on a model of sustainable development and awareness.

Promoting harmony, respect and wellbeing the project embodies a circular model of thinking that values the earth as sacred, recognising humanity’s intimate dependency on the natural world and embracing all life as valuable.

“Human Nature in Life and Rebirth” highlights the right of every being to live and to flourish, through diversity and interconnection, beyond the boundaries of human construction. Independently from its size and appearing, each part of the system represents a fundamental hearth of development within the web of life.

The images presented are symbolical representations, reflections of both myths and personal experiences, re-constructing the paradigm of communication on nature and culture, to promote information, preservation and connection of environments and species.


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