Call for ideas: Forest memory exhibition, JUNE 2013
I am putting together a small London exhibition in early June called ‘Time, the deer, is in the wood of Hallaig‘ (a line by the Scottish poet Sorley Maclean), in the belfry at St John on Bethnal Green. It will include specimens on loan from the Kew Museum of Economic Botany and historical photographs from the Forest Memories database and from local archivists and historians: but it will also include book works, installations, and texts. Combining the fields of social history, natural history, and art – as well as evidence of the technologies of dendrochronology itself – this exhibition will analyse ideas of past and memory through forests, whether concerning antediluvian forests, submerged forests, genealogical trees, timber rings, veteran trees, plantation or old growth woodland, natural archives, wood collections, or books and prints. Please do get in touch with details of any submissions at my email address (above), attaching relevant documents.
~ by amycutler on March 24, 2013.
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Tags: arboreal memory, cultural geography, curating, environmental art, environmental history, exhibition, forest art, forest humanities, forests, natural history, st john on bethnal green, trees, woodland