Down to Earth

Lezli Rubin-Kunda

2006, 02:30 minutes


In the open courtyard of the CCCB, the artist digs up the earth and shovels it into plastic bags. She walks with these through the streets of the old quarter, and descends into the basement of a local gallery, (a wine cellar for hundreds of years) Here she carries out spontaneous rituals of engagement and immersion with theearth and other collected local materials: these private activities are projected up and out to the street via a large video monitor in the gallery.

"‘Earth’ is a culturally loaded and convoluted term. I connect at a primary level to the underlying material of the locale, over which our complex, man-made environment is built. But this intimate, sensual connection, unacknowledged or negated, must be carried on surreptitiously underground, like the meeting of the medieval ‘witches’ mixing their medicinal herbs on the outskirts of town."
from eBent03 Festival catalogue

Performed for the EBent 03 International Festival of Performance Art, and with the Bodega Gallery, Barcelona
, Spain

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.