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Returning to the river

River water, pigment on paper and palstic stoup
2021

There was a time when it was customary to practise pagan rituals involving natural elements such as rivers, springs, wells, stones, etc.
With the advent of Christianity, these were banned, punishing any polytheistic ritual that lacked an obvious Christian reference.
What relationship would we have today with Nature if this had not happened?
Laura Pugno's work leads us to re-appropriate the river as a sacred element, to dip our hand into the water basins made from plastic bottles recovered along the Agogna River, whose water we find again as the content and medium of the work itself.


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