GUARDIAN OF NATURE: COSMIC DIPLOMACY
Ongoing since 2017
An immersive tale on Maria Lucia transformative processes to become a legal witness of nature in a court room.
This long duration process started with a first ritual during Summer Solstice 21st of June 2017 (ongoing), and has been archived in the format of performance photographs, videos and texts. This documentation, compiles an extensive spectrum of holistic tools to rethink language as performed rituals, multispecies embodiments and dialoguing exercises with more than human communities. ( rivers, mountains, sea, trees)
The idea of guardianship, is a response to the many legal challenges we face to represent legally more than then humans. Juridically, in a court room is needed a “guardian” to speak in behalf of nature as a legal entity, as a similar status is applied legally to the guardian of an orphan. As challenging as it may, clearly to be the spokesperson of nature, a transformation of the individual is needed. In the same way as a judge or a lawyer would need to rethink its notions of humans as part of interconnected ecosystems.
*The research started in the context of Voice of nature:the trial and it is inspired through individual conversations with victims of environmental crimes, nature-protectors, activists, lawyers and spiritual leaders. Amongst them, Sarayaku community (EQ), UDAPT(EQ), Lakota Sioux Standing Rock (US).
Between 2017-18, the process was mentored by Starhawk and Demetra, with inspiring pagan rituals, goddess mythology, plant wisdom, animistic exercises and magic.
Cosmic diplomacy, is an ongoing trajectory that can be experienced in the followings formats:
Workshop - on request
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Research supported by:
Wpzimmer, WorkspaceBrussels, Mostnica Gorge, Voje Valley, Adriatic sea, Quechuan/ Sarayaku, Standing Rock Reservation North Dakota, Atlantic Ocean, Lagoa do Congro, Ikaria, Andros, Borgoyen.