Vessels. Linocut body-printed on repurposed fabric. 72" x 45". 2017.

Alter of No Religion. Linocut tapestry body-printed on repurposed fabric and nature alter. dimensions vary. 2017

Alter of No Religion  Detail. Plywood, palo santo, ceramic vessel, cacti soil, volcanic soil and rocks, geo stones, artificial rose vine, coffee container. dimensions vary. 2017

Alter of No Religion Detail. Plywood, palo santo, ceramic vessel, cacti soil, volcanic soil and rocks, geo stones, artificial rose vine, coffee container. dimensions vary. 2017

Hidden and Unseen Installation view. Video projection courtesy of Erick Antonio Benitez. Linocut Relief print on fabric by Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Hidden and Unseen Installation view. Video projection courtesy of Erick Antonio Benitez. Linocut Relief print on fabric by Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Hidden and Unseen Detail Installation view. Video projection courtesy of Erick Antonio Benitez. Linocut Relief print on fabric by Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Plantsation Installation view. Collaborative Installations by Erick Antonio Benitez and Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Plantsation Installation view. Collaborative Installations by Erick Antonio Benitez and Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Hidden and Unseen Installation view. Video projection courtesy of Erick Antonio Benitez. Linocut Relief print on fabric by Ariel Cavalcante Foster. 2017

Installation view. Lightbox courtesy of Erick Antonio Benitez. 2017

Resting  Detail. Linocut relief print on fabric. 2017

Resting Detail. Linocut relief print on fabric. 2017

Plant·sa·tion

/plant/senˈsāSH(ə)n/

noun

1. a physical feeling or perception resulting from nature that happens to or comes into contact with the body.

2. a widespread reaction of interest and excitement towards nature

Plant·sa·tion is a place where we illuminate the majestic natural world around us. A place to escape and reflect, lost in the deep greens of the forest and copper texture of the bare ground. Plant·sa·tion is a place we live in and a place within us.

Working together in collaboration, Ariel Cavalcante Foster and Erick Antonio Benitez create a multimedia installation focusing on the exploration of nature and its integration with man-made environments. Using projections, soundscapes, light-sculptures, plants and body-fabricated tapestries from linocuts, Plant·sa·tion invites the viewer to reflect and examine its relation with the natural world in our own personal spaces, whether it be through the lens of technology, fashion, design, interior and exterior landscapes, and our day to day relationship with nature from food, medicine, and knowledge.