Encounter-a-tree: Participatory installation

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Abstract


Maria Huhmarniemi and co-artists Francis Joy, Misha del Val, Hugo Peña, Amir Abdi, Tanja Koistinen, Raisa Raekallio and Smaranda Moldovan

Encounter-a-tree, 2021, Participatory installation (posters on the wall, sharable cards, Instagram @encounteratree), 1782mm X 5940 mm.

At the age of grating environmental conflicts in Finland, the multi-level and spiritual approach to, and relationship with nature strengthens, revives and unites people. The encounter-a-tree artwork directs the audience towards better comprehension of the importance and values of bodily experience and interaction with trees, their identities, personalities shapes, forms and healing powers in terms of well-being and sustainable living. The work is based on the notion of community, which includes not only the human community but aims to help others and ourselves remember how we are part of an intricate web of relationships within the nature that consists of many different spirits and powers that govern the natural world. The work brings into focus the value of trees and forests for cultures and their survival in Finland and the wider world.
Translated title of the contributionEncounter-a-tree: Participatory installation
Original languageFinnish
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeF3 Artistic part of a non-artistic publication
EventISEAS: KESKUSTELU - Rovaniemen taidemuseo, Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 17 Jun 202112 Sep 2021

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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