The Ground Beneath Her Feet -videoinstallation and a single channel film directed by media artist Sara Pathirane is a collaboration with dancer-choreographers Laura Pietiläinen (Michaela-The Queen of Fucking Everything), Iina Taijonlahti and Suvi Tuominen.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet examines and contemplates the human relationship to the soil and the fragility and strength of the human body. In the art piece, the dancer-choreographers engage in dialogue with the nature sites Pathirane has filmed around the world. The movement and videos bring out the movement of the tectonic plates, the old tree in Songshan Mountain in central China, the misty river in Finnish Lapland, and the dry volcanic soil in Lanzarote, where only lichen has managed to form a thin layer of vegetation within three hundred years.
Palazzo Lucarini is the Museum of Contemporary Art in Trev, Italy, founded by Flash Art -art magazine. The video installation opens with Palazzo Lucarini in 18.5.2019 and ends 23.5.2019. Curators Mara Predicatori and Maurizio Coccia. https://www.palazzolucarini.it/xvi-edizione-di-officinedellumbria/
Director: Sara Pathirane
Choreography and dance: Laura Pietiläinen, Iina Taijonlahti, Suvi Tuominen
Camera: Hannes Renvall, Rabbe Sandström
Editor: Sara Pathirane
Technical team: Henrik Amberla
Thank you: Studio Shangri-La, Helsinki
Supported by Taike - Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Palazzo Lucarini, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Foligno, Banca di Credito cooperativo.
"Paying respect to those ladies who inhabit this planet beneath our feet.. Paying respect to those elements of nature which are vulnerable yet consistent. Paying respect to the movement of the human body and of the nature."