Damien Wright, BahaLalili, 2017, red gum sculpture, courtesy the artist
Language frames the way in which we see the world. Recently, the term ‘ecosystem services’ has become a way to describe the important role of nature in ‘supporting’ humans. Often criticized for language that commodifies nature giving it a monetary value to be bartered with, it also gives nature a bartering force within the governance structures that exist. A Tree’s Worth questions the paradox of language, exploring the role that data may play in the human journey of learning to listen to trees, simultaneously celebrating trees and their ‘worth’ in society. This exhibition raises complex ideas around earth rights, voice, agency and the capacity of trees to mitigate a changing climate through collaboration between artists, planner and policy makers.
Selena de Carvalho
Scale Free Network