Camargo Foundation Project Site: Parc national des Calanques Project City: Cassis Project Country: France Photo Credit: Cameron Hockenson
One of three site-specific interventions completed as a Fellow at the Camargo Foundation. Pieces were created within the limestone quarries in the Calanques of southern France, addressing neolithic, ancient, and modern relationships to the Mediterranean landscape.
The Calanques, while often 'wild' in appearance have long been a place humans called home. Provence is a landscape of Neolithic standing stone circles, burial sites, Ligurian 'bories,' Roman and nineteenth century quarries. Part of this unique region became Parc Nationale des Calanques in 2011. The closeness of human and non-human nature is deeply, and uniquely felt in the terrain here.