Hayward Gallery Exhibition 2020 | Among the Trees | Source: Hayward Gallery
The Hayward Gallery says:
“Among the Trees transports us around the world – from Colombian rainforests, and remote Japanese islands, to olive orchards in Israel and a 9,550-year-old spruce in Sweden.”
“At a time when the destruction of the world’s forests is accelerating… Among the Trees vividly highlights the indispensable role that trees play in our lives and imaginations.”
1. Walking Among Giants: The Lifespan of Trees
Trees make us feel small.
They have been on Earth for thousands of years and are living records of life.
The works of art in this video explore the timeless nature of trees.
Look for the huge cast of a 2,000-year-old olive tree, by Ugo Rondinone.
Visit the original page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVsF_fG4fS8
2. Taking cardboard back to its origins – the forest
Eva Jospin | Forêt Palatine (2019 – 2020)
Cardboard is an everyday material that we often throw away.
Jospin sees it as a precious material.
Watch how she built an enormous forest from cardboard.
Jospin says that this forest will have different meanings for different people.
What meaning does this forest have for you?
Visit the original page here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/blog/among-trees-eva-jospin
3. How Do You Make A Portrait Of A Tree
Eija-Liisa Ahtila | Horizontal – Vaakasuora (2011)
Ahtila often makes films about people.
Global warming and changes to the environment made her think again about her art.
Ahtila explains that she decided to make a portrait of a tree.
The tree is a 30 metre tall spruce, which she shows in 6 parts.
She explains that the Finnish word ‘kuusi’ means both spruce and 6.
Visit the original page here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/blog/among-trees-eija-liisa-ahtila
About this Exhibition
The Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre London was going to hold this exhibition in May 2020. The gallery released videos to show the exhibition online instead. The language in these videos is sometimes easy to understand and sometimes more complicated. We have chosen videos with slightly easier language overall.
Visit the original exhibition page here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/among-the-trees
This page was created by Jayne Lindsay and Abi Roper – who have adapted brilliant materials from Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre to present an aphasia-accessible art experience.