These installations and sculptures are in response to the derelict restricted areas of the old CUF industrial park where chemical fertilizer was made in Barreiro, Portugal.
re-pair: how things meet and touch each other
repair as subject, care as verb / I want to give softness to the rough (land)scape / to value repair is to flatten the hierarchy of ordering relationships / reality, reality / tenderness for the land, humans / touch
I feel a pain / a deep hurt with no intention, but great consequence / I want to mend, bandage, heal / I fall in to fall out / Ecopoetics and the Anthropocene / Brenda Hillman’s poem Dioxin Sunset / her lines touch an intersection between the land and the people / CUF and the color of land there / there, a place that isn’t there / a bruise / an unnamed color because it is a state more than a color / toxic and beautiful and sad / the land, humans
“there was a hurt that lay between two colors, / a shade not resolved in the mind / because it is the mind.”
kan ze on na mu butsu yo butsu u in yo butsu u en bu po so en jo raku ga
jo chon en kan ze on bon en kan ze on nen nen ju shin ki nen nen fu ri shin