Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees


The title of this artistic research project alludes to the celebrated photography book Meetings with Remarkable Trees (1996) by Thomas Pakenham and is in some sense forming a counterpoint to it, by questioning what is remarkable and what is unremarkable, while focusing on individual trees.
Although we are often accused of “not seeing the forest for the trees”, this project wants to look at the opposite danger, not seeing the trees for the forest.

Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees blog
Project archive on the Research Catalogue
Videos of trees on instagram

ARA (Arts Research Africa) publication 

Some examples:

Writing in a Pine here
Daily Birch in Mustarinda here
July with a Pine here
June with the Spruce of Independence here
With the Maple Tree (Corona Diary) as a brief version, here