Look after the land and the land will look after you, destroy the land and it will destroy you.” —Aboriginal Proverb



Free and open to the public, RAW MATERIAL: Re-Wilding The Body is a Motion Sculpture Movement Public Art Installation and Performance presented by the interdisciplinary arts organization Cilla Vee Life Arts in partnership with local NY-based environmental organizations and artists to inform, enlighten and inspire environmental sustainability.  

Supported by the NYC arts organization ChaShaMa*,  RAW MATERIAL: Re-Wilding The Body will take place at their New York Port Authority transit station gallery and performance space (South Wing/8th Avenue, Second Floor), August 19th to September 11th, Monday through Friday from 4 until 8 PM and Saturday, September 9th from 12 Noon until 8 PM.

RAW MATERIAL: Re-Wilding The Body is a CALL TO ACTION, to go beyond simply creating awareness of environmental issues, directly providing resources for active engagement. 

This multimedia, collaborative, sensory, interactive, public art installation simulates a nature environment, melding organic materials with digital audio-visual elements plus live performances. Artists and Audience members are invited to engage in creative responses —draw, paint, photograph, video, write, etc.— and to consider their relationship with nature and environmental sustainability.  

Please email cillaveelifearts@gmail.com if you would like to help out. We are seeking volunteers to assist with: Audience Coordination, Installation Help, and Documentation (video and photo)

If you would like to make a donation to this project, please visit our gofundme page.

For further details and a schedule of events, please visit the project website.

More information on this project's partners and participating artists can be found on the websites of the ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS:

We Act 

Climate Ad Project 

Green Thumb 

Earth Celebrations

Climate Museum 

New York Restoration Project 


CillaVee (Artistic Director)

Fred Hatt

Hisayasu Takashio 

Marianne Giosa

Stewart Hoyt 

Sarah Pope

Lauren Vroegindewey

Gwen Charles

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*Since 1995, Chashama has partnered with property owners to transform unused real estate for 30,000 artists and over 150 small businesses, hosted 4,000 public art events, provided 1,500 classes in under-served communities, and reached audiences of nearly a million. Please visit https://chashama.org/ for more information.




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