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TAKE A MOMENT is an ode to the stream in Entraigues. The work appears as a romantic piece of lace or a canopy suspended above the stream. Karola Pezarro and Aris de Bakker created the installation for HORIZONS ARTS-NATURE EN SANCY using branches of hazel gathered near the site. In this land art process, the two Dutch artists wove the elements together on the spot. Here, the artistic creation is perceived through and within the medium of nature. The site of the installation thus becomes the subject and compels environment-friendliness. Take a moment thereby endeavours to express the spirit of the place, prompting ramblers to reflect.


INTERSECTION consists of four covered passages which come together in a chapellike form right on the crossing of two paths. The installation is made of living willow branches and will grow and change over the years. The hiker will enter the work in order to continue his promenade. Art trails in The Great Outdoors, in Condrez-Famenne, Belgium 2017.


INTERSEZIONE DELLA VITA a work by Akunzo (Karola Pezarro & Aris de Bakker) for LandArtProject Snijpunt 2016 in Ameland, an isle of the Netherlands.
On top of the dunes Akunzo created with branches a lacelike chapel with a view. While watching the stunning surroundings one hears the tinkling sound of shells.


CREATURE OF THE WOODS LOOKING WHERE TO GO a work by Akunzo for L'Art est dans les Bois 2016 in Pleslin-Trigavou, France.
The mirrors on the back of the creature - that is standing on a crossing - are reflecting the light, the trees, the sky and passers-by.


OU SE TROUVE LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE? Akunzo has made the work Where is Little Red Riding Hood? on site. They "wove" a cocoon of more than three meters in length from hazel branches. The wall of the cocoon is slightly transparent.
The visitor sees a silhouette of a creature lurking inside. At the opening of the cocoon a bundle of red wires flows outward.
The bundle of red wires leads to an animal inside with yellow reflector eyes looking out (the wolf?).
The title of the work is formulated as a question. Almost everyone knows the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But do we truly understand the significance of the story? What meanings are concealed? Are the red wires referring to the clothing of Little Red Riding Hood or to blood?
Is the wolf cruel or are we, humans, acting cruelly with wolves and with nature? Was ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ eaten by the wolf? Is the wolf trapped?
The work ‘Where is Little Red Riding Hood?’ surely excites the imagination of the viewers.
On June 14, 2015 the prize for the best Land Art work of the festival Des Artistes En Campagne in the French village Savins
was awarded to the Dutch artist duo AKUNZO.


ODE TO THE DRAFT HORSE Akunzo (Pezarro & de Bakker) built the work during the festival La Fete de Mai, Gesves, Belgium.
The village Gesves is famous for its horses, particularly the draft horse. The villagers used these horses to remove enormous tree trunks.
Ode to the draft horse consists of stacked logs of larch in two rows of two meters high. Together they form a narrow corridor,
which is more open and circular in the center.
In this circular space (where one can smell the recently cut lumber) they placed at the ends of the logs soft horse’s tails
made of colorful threads of jute and sisal.
The artwork is built along a narrow path that is covered with a canopy of trees and shrubs and runs between wheat and rapeseed fields.
Every hiker walking on the trail must pass through this sculpture.


AT HOME An installation by Akunzo for Open Sites | Art Terre 2014, Ploegsteert, Belgium.
Everywhere and in all circumstances, man is trying to create his own place.
The installation At Home is inspired by a photograph of men playing cards on a table in a trench
during the first world war. A strange domestic scene.
The spiral-shaped structure in the form of a snail shell is made of bricks and clay.
The building is two meters high. The exterior is rough and hermetic.
Inside, one discovers a scene of everyday life, a place for human life.
On the wall are pictures and a painting. Against the wall one can see a table and a chair.
On the table a dish, a spoon, a pair of glasses and an open book are ranked.
All of these prior known articles are covered with a thin layer of beeswax.
The wall is covered with a clay layer. In the clay seed pods of poppies are pressed.