The idea was to create in a short period of time – during the month of May 2011 – between the works of land art and garbage, which nature gradually takes up and cover them, turning the art into "the subject of landscape". The labor-intensive approach of the festival was based on a wide participation of a number of qualified landscape architects, assisted by international students, researchers and practitioners of the place, including former miners themselves. This has borught the creation of a series of site-specific installations created with local materials, components and parts of decommissioned once basic survival gear in the mines, such as scrap metal, stone and wood, but also natural elements, part of the lush Mediterranean vegetation, vivid expression of the natural local levels.
That is how, at the end of May this year, Martin Rein Cano (Topotek), Marc Pouzol (Atelier Le Balto), Stefan Bernard (Bernard + Sattler), Henri Bava (Agence Ter) and Roberto Zancan, Christian Phongphit (SoA + D) , Thilo Folkerts (100 Land) have made more than twenty works scattered across the four sites in Levante:
1. at the former Rio mine
2. around the former Washery Sanna inside the village of Ingurtos
3. along the former Mining Village close to the inert landfill "Pireddu"
4. near the picturesque ruins of the Washery Bressey
The staging, in constant dialogue with the scenarios, once upon a time part of excellence in the field of technology and knowledge of mining, is functional to attract interest of artists and landscapists. A process aimed to transform this place as a new element in the Italian art lanscape, a new piece of the collection of the Italian art-park such as Arte Sella, in Trentino, Cells Park, near Pistoia, or the Garden of Spoerri, near Seggiano.
Similarly, in a perfect harmony with the general concept of "the ephemeral and performative", the main philosophy of Landworks, eight gardens, sculpture, and small 1x1 meter square, composed of sand, stone, wood and native vegetation – all materials, included original wrecked artifacts found in the neighborhood of the former Washery Sanna, lie in the park, beautifully. Those elements changes with the changing seasons. Colors, scents and compositional structures mutate reflecting the fleeting transience of the element that finds its fulfillment through the passage of time and the effects of weather and Nature. The rooms that are no longer covered with roof, but covered with native vegetation found in the former workers's village of Ingurtosu. In such a way that the artist creates a dialogue between present and past in search of a possible future for these places, once lived and suffered by many generation of operai.