Here is all my documented work in the field of land art installations. Most of these projects are site-specific interventions, a couple of works are featured as permanent land art installations, and some others are collaborative efforts created as temporary artwork for Burning Man events like the main festival in Black Rock City (Nevada, USA) and smaller regional European burners gatherings such as Nowhere, Barcelona Burning Bash Weekend (Spain) and Italian Burning Boots (Italy).

While a couple of projects are well documented, with dedicated websites and full media galleries, others come with very basic project info. There are also a few projects missing from the list, but I have no records of such works, so let’s consider them as “ephemeral” in the Fluxux/Burning Man fashion, forget about them, and move on. For more information, do not hesitate to contact me.

THE ZONE

Campicozzoli, Tuscany, Italy | 2018

BURNING MAN

THE ZONE is a site-specific land art installation created in the woods around Florence, Tuscany, in June 2018. The installation is composed of 15 rolls of a soft organic red cotton string. Each roll measures around 70 mts, and all rolls have been tied together to form one continuous red string, long more than 1 Km. Read more.

See photo album on Facebook.

APELLE

Bacoli/Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy | 2018

Land art installation for the XIV edition of the Land Art Campi Flegrei festival. Following the theme of the land art festival, the installation is a denounce for the degradation and abandonment of the close-by Temple of Apollo, and plays a conceptual twist around a popular Italian tongue twister.

See project website, complete with photo and video galleries at www.apellecampiflegrei.com.

HOMENAJE A LOS MONEGROS

Alcubierre, Los Monegros, Spain | 2017

Site-specific land art installation in the trenches of the Spanish Civil War in the Monegros, where George Orwell fought. The installation has been produced as a tribute to George Orwell in the 80th anniversary of the Spanish civil war, and is part of the Orwell Monegros Project.

See project website, complete with photo/video gallery and production blog at www.orwellmonegros.com.

HOMENAJE A ARAGON

CDAN – Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain | 2017

Technically not land art, Homenaje a Aragon was a site-specific installation for the CDAN Museum of Huesca, Spain. I like to consider it land art, as the museum itself is dedicated to land art, and the intervention was part of the Orwell Monegros Project, and has been conceived as an extension of the land art installation in the Orwell trenches.

See photo/video galleries at the project blog www.orwellmonegros.com.

TEMPLE OF REFLECTION

SariƱena + Monegros Desert, Spain | 2015

COLLECTIVE | BURNING MAN

A collective land art installation project aimed at creating a sacred space for the community of the Nowhere festival, a tradition at Burning Man gathering. The Temple has been built twice: at first as part of an artist residency in SariƱena, then it has been rebuilt for the Nowhere festival in the Monegros desert.

More info at this blog post about the project, complete with photos of the production crew at work.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA | 2013

COLLECTIVE | BURNING MAN

A collective land art installation and official regional effigy (CORE) to represent France at Burning Man 2013. I contributed in several roles (organization, communication, fundraising, build, leave-no-trace), but the part I enjoyed most was being Fire Lead, in charge for burning the installation and for fire safety in Black Rock City.

See the project blog with photos, videos and project team interviews.

TEMPLE OF LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Alcover, Catalunya + Monegros Desert, Spain | 2013

BURNING MAN

A fun interactive land art installation created for the Barcelona Burning Bash Weekend, a burners gathering in the woods south of Barcelona. The installation has also been also brought, a couple of months later, at the Nowhere festival in the Monegros desert but, due to a failure in connecting to the power grid, the installation was not successful as at the Barcelona festival.

See photo gallery on Facebook.

TEMPLE OF TRANSITION

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA | 2011

COLLECTIVE | BURNING MAN

The largest collective art project I ever participated to, and one of the biggest art installations ever seen at Burning Man. A 180 volunteers crew spent months building the Temple, so my contribution for communication, fundraising and 2 weeks of construction work doesn’t seem a lot. But building a Temple has deep implications: the Temple doesn’t belong to me, but I surely do belong to the Temple.

Google Temple of Transition for articles, pictures and video.

BAMBOO BIOCONSTRUCTION BILBAO

Bilbao Botanical Gardens, Spain | 2011

COLLECTIVE

A great collaborative project where I learned a lot from master bioconstruction builders, the same people who build incredible bamboo structures at the Boom Festival in Portugal. With two weeks of work, the team of about 15 people went through all the steps: planning, bamboo processing, building pre-constructed modules, and finally install the artwork in the Botanical Gardens of Bilbao, Spain.

See project photo gallery on Flickr.

TEMPLE FOR A LOST SOUL

Monegros Desert, Spain | 2009

BURNING MAN

First attempt to build a Temple at the Nowhere festival in the Monegros Desert, even though the Temple for a Lost Soul was basically no more than a shrine in the flank of a desert mountain.

See project photo gallery on Flickr.

MAGNETIC DREAM FIELD

Monegros Desert, Spain | 2008

BURNING MAN

My first (documented) land art installation in Europe, at the Nowhere festival in the Monegros desert. The installation was meant to mirror an imaginary constellation that would have synched with the silver rocks during the festival, catching all participants into a dream state field. People didn’t really get it, and renamed the artwork as “alien detection and monitoring station” or more simply “alien rocks”.

See project photo gallery on Flickr.

BEYOND FEAR

Black Rock City, Nevada, USA | 2003

BURNING MAN

My very first participation to Burning Man in 2003, and my very first (documented) land art installation. The 3 “fear trees” I planted with the scope of collecting people’s fears (on post-it leaves) to be burn and released in the wind worked fine on the conceptual side, but the scale of the installation was far from being appropriate for the vast spaces of Black Rock City.

See project photo gallery on Flickr.