A time of disbelief.
A time of disconnection.
A time of no time.
Sun and moon, stars and sky, water and earth, wind and fire.
True knowing and deep connection.
Collaboration with Joshua Levine.
3 Months of Solitude in "Casa de Lata", our center for experimental living. Located on the Island of Tierra del Fuego, an undeveloped national Park, Yendegaia, Chile. Joshua Levine and I were the first official CONAF on the ground in the Park. In exchange for information about flora and fauna, weather, and damage resulting from the man-made, we were permitted to live in the park alone for 3 months. This was our third visit to the park after spending about 9 months researching in Chile. Case De Lata is located in the center of the park, and has remained essentially abandoned for the past 5 years, and before had functioned as a work house for the former "Estancia Yendegaia".
Yendegaia is a recovering Landscape, with mistakes from man evident throughout the terrain- with invasive plants, animals, it is clear that this park needs time to recover. Currently, Chile is actively building a road across the park- dividing the landscape vertically. This is one of the last moments in time to experience the vast solitude this land has to offer before it is further damaged by man- with explosives being used to tare apart the terrain.
Yendegaia is a word from the nomadic Yaghan Indigenous people who once occupied and thrived on this incredibly intense terrain, the word translates to "Deep Bay". Since this park has been transferred over to Chile, Yendegaia with it's unique flora, (being one of the last sub-antartic beech forests to exist) has been permanently altered. I am a witness to destruction of Indigenous land, to sites where the Yaghan once lived, and to places that have an extremely significant archeological importance.
Upon re-entering society, I delivered information regarding the destruction of archaeological site, rivers, and habitats to the last remaining Yaghan People. Joshua and I worked on holding institutions accountable for the lack of sustainable planning.