In order to find alternative ways of life that allow all humans “enough food, water, adequate shelter and a cultural meaning in life*,” we must still be capable of observation and imitation; we must still be able to learn and change, to behave in accordance with the resources of our vital surroundings. Burrow invites you to imitate species that surrender the pace of their lives to the cycles of the earth, that sleep with the tree that December has frozen over. By digging alongside rather than against the soil, we can allow ourselves to re-define the boundaries with our swarming biomes. We can infuse the world with meaning and importance.

* Vandana Shiva in The Call of the Mountain: Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Movement, dir. Jan van Boeckel (The Netherlands, 1997).

Documentation by Andrea Lombardi.