Elizabet Cerviño has collected river pebbles and stones in what is now a Cuban National Conservation area. These will be ‘donated' to Berlin; another city in another country. Rewriting discourses of power, nation and land, the artist comments on the idea of the Homeland in an age of displacements.
Dressed in white as a symbol of purity and transparency, Elizabet Cerviño will drag a heavy load of stones wrapped in a sheet behind her while making her way from the gallery to the Reichstag. As a trace, she leaves a path of stones, marking a personal ‘Ariadne’s thread’.
Through this donating gesture, Elizabet Cerviño, changes both the landscape of the Sierra Maestra as well as the Berlin landscape. As a landscape artist, Elizabet Cerviño’s new work is similar to ‘Silk Road’, a piece produced in the streets of Havana, now included in the collection of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts.
The performance may last about 2-3 hours and will pass through the Tiergarten via the canal, the Spree, the Reichstag and other locations. You are invited to follow the artist on her path, attend the beginning at the gallery or drop in along the way as you please.