The identity of Trees workshop

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The artists Heath Bunting (irational), Rasa Alksnyte (FoAM) and An Mertens (Constant) welcome fifteen people to participate in a 2-day workshop to meet some particular trees and discuss their identities in such a way you'll never forget them anymore.

Through questions we deal with daily, we look into the integration of trees as arborescal personas in our society, lives and language. What's your name? Where do you live? When were you born? Where do you come from? How long have you been living here? How did you arrive here? What is your mother tongue? Do you have any persons in charge? Are you married? Living together with a partner, family or friends?

We formulate possible answers, invent suitful concepts and words and think through the consequences of integrating such persona in our lives and societies. By the end of the workshop we will have gathered some exciting new stories. By sharing these we will have save the first trees out of their annonimity.


When & where:

  • Sat 6 April 2013 10-18u: in GC Wabo, Delleurlaan 39-43, 1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde, exploration of trees in Forest de Soignes/Zoniënwoud near Enfants Noyés/Verdronken Kinderen
  • Sun 7 April 2013 10-18u: Micromarché Steenkoolkaai 9, 1000 Brussel, exploration of trees in the city

Fee: 12€ incl. lunch & cookies (to pay in Wabo on the 1st day)


Micromarche, Steenkoolkaai 9, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Get directions: Google maps


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