BEAR MOUNTAIN PROJECT

Part 1


Performance Documentation: Emily Lamberty

Photography: Digital. Size variable.



Couto engaged herself with Bear Mountain NY where she performed in solitude to the camera. In her many walks, she collected moss from the site and brought back to a BioArt laboratory where she studied moss roots. The artist deals with soil, roots, and physical and cultural displacement. The land is the birthplace of the cyclical movement of life and death, rites of passage, cultural memory and preservation. This project gave room to her next one, "Archaeology of Memory.”