Ripples on a puddle of water, footsteps in the sand and slowly gathering grime. Natural processes are existent though becoming rare in our increasingly planned surrounding. While the trees on the streets are no longer nature but carefully controlled and managed, the wind that is moving its branches still is. An installation that traces and amplifies the leftovers of nature in the urban surrounding.
White silhouettes of trees projected 8 meters high onto the facades of several buildings in a city. Its branches and leaves are moving, slightly or intense - directly to the actual wind that passes the facade of the building on which it is projected, as measured by a wind sensor. Starting full of leaves at dawn, the tree looses one of its leaves each time someone passes it. The movement of the tree is not pre animated; because the actual wind animates the tree, it's movement is always different and reveals passing wind patterns, and what time of year it is, like a real tree would. When the leaf breaks of its branch, it drops down on the ground in an alley nearby. Because the leaves are made of light, they slowly brighten up the alley as they grow in amount over the course of the evening, and form a developping image that reveals the use of the city. The leaves roll out when someone walks through them.
Installed and exhibited in London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin, Hong Kong, Milan, Beijing, Rotterdam, Milan, Hasselt, Eindhoven, Cologne, Nottingham, Amsterdam.
Austin, Texas - downtown / SXSW 2014
Moscow, Russia - Garage CCC 2011
Northampton, UK - downtown 2010
Beijing, China - CAFA Museum 2010
London, UK - V&A 2010
Newcastle, UK - downtown / Monument 2009
Den Haag, NL - Westerbeek - 2009
Amersfoort, The Netherlands - downtown 2009
Hong Kong, China - Taikoo 2008
Tokyo, Japan - downtown / Roppongi Hills 2007
New York, USA - downtown / Bank street 2007
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - downtown / IFFR 2007
Berlin, Germany - downtown / Checkpoint Charlie 2006
Hasselt, Belgium - Z33 2006
Milan, Italy - Porta Venezia 2006
Sheffield, England - Millenium gallery 2005
London, England - Designmuseum London 2005
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Droog 2005
Cologne, Germany - IM 2005
Eindhoven, Netherlands - downtown / Stratum 2004