Tree Travelling

The last version of my Tree Travelling project is a multidisciplinary installation, which will be shown in the exhibition Die Sehnsucht nach dem Grünen, Kulturmühle Perwenitz, August 23 – September 27, 2020.

click on the image to see the trailer

The work includes a video of the world map with all airplanes that are currently flying, generated from a real-time radar. In front of the monitor there is a small tree trunk. When you move it, you fill the world with growing trees, while the airplanes slowly disappear.

Tree Travelling, 3 fine art prints mounted on forex

When this project was conceived, we were in the middle of a global tourism boom. But then the corona virus came. The tourism boom collapsed in no time. The real-time radar view of the aircraft has changed drastically. I created a new video work, “Corona Tree Travelling”, which is not interactive – the corona crisis make the trees grow without human intervention. The video première will be on August 23 in the exhibition Die Sehnsucht nach dem Grünen. Afterwards the video will be visible online and on this page.

Two stills from the video “Corona Tree Travelling”

The Tree Travelling Journal, digital prints on A3, follows the development of the project in times of coronavirus and climate change. It is a work in progress – what the future holds…

© Maria Korporal – 2020

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