Tree as Archive
HD video collage and site specific installation, 2014Harvard University (US)
A video collage and installation exploring what makes a tree through a digital ecological framework. In the case of the Dawn Redwood, the answer is not so easily determined. Does its essence arise when its fossils were laid down in the Mesozoic Era some 250 million years ago? Is it found in living groves of trees in China, where it occurs in the wild today? Or is it rooted in the archives, accessions records, and journal articles of the scientific and cultural institutions that nurtured it as a subject of botanical, scientific, and social 23 interest?
CreditsmetaLAB (at) Harvard, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, The Arnold Arboretum
Supported byMatthew Battles, Yanni Loukissas, and Kyle ParryInstallation DesignJames Yamada