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A new wood

A new wood





Launch January 8 2020

Registration closes: May 25th 2020

Submission Deadline: Jun 9th 2020

Public Voting Starts: Jun 30th 2020

Public Voting ends: Jul 25th 2020

Result Announcement: Aug 6th 2020


The spontaneous and natural tangle of forest formations is the exact opposite of the organized reality of built and urbanized spaces, dictated by reason and therefore perfectly decodable by it. NATURE AND META-NATURE

In its double symbolism, the nocturnal one of impenetrable, disturbing, hostile and dangerous and diurnal, luxuriant teeming with life and uncontaminated, pleasant and restful, the woods are both: the place of nothing, the labyrinth or the labyrinthine inner loss and the place of transitions. The place of life and that of death.

Between physical forest and inner forest is the woods in the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood even if according to the original fairy tale, the forest is necessarily a transition point to get, avoiding the dangers, to the grandmother's house. If the wood is to be understood as a smaller and perhaps more “domestic” physical place than that of the forest, the inner woods can be cataloged in some places such as that of contemplation and quiescence of loss, an imaginative place (due to intermittent darkness) without rules and place of maturation and knowledge.
The tale of Little Red Riding Hood, following the mother's instructions, invites us to experience the woods as something to run away from, a place where you don't have to entertain yourself in order to arrive, without detours and dangers, directly to the grandmother's house which is "apparently" their goal of the story.

But the forest is then necessary, the inner journey is therefore also, symbolized by the forest, necessary. The objective, aim cannot be separated from the path that anticipates it and together they constitute a single body, the body of human being and that of nature which cannot be separated.

The path therefore in its various imaginary sequences (being a fairy tale) can become the element on which to focus the maximum attention, overturning the very meaning of the story, that is to say, concentrating on the idea of the path as a short text " Der Feldberg” by Martin Heidegger suggests ".



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