Ten Love Letters to the Earth
With Ten Love Letters to the Earth, the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh invites us to converse intimately with the Earth. The Earth is us. We are the Earth. She carries us. We carry her.
In the zine, Thich Nhat Hanh´s Ten Love Letters to the Earth are brought together with a series of photographs of a burned forest on the island of Evia in Greece. The images were taken by Mouries Collective over three days in March 2022 in which we immersed ourselves in this forest and experimented with possible rituals to accompany and support them in their regeneration process. The zine ends with the text that Sanem Su Avci wrote and read on the last day as a funeral in honour of the forest.
The zine seeks to be a prolongation of this experience and an invitation to mourn our forests collectively.