Among The Trees: Body to Body

This post was originally published on the Climate Museum UK blog on 11th March 2020, my first post as a member of the Climate Museum UK team. If you’re interested in finding out more about what we offer to organisations and communities, please do get in touch – climatemuseumuk@gmail.com

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I’ve been focusing on trees in all of my recent work, from Ash Tree Stream in Andover (with Andover Trees United and CAS – Chapel Arts Studios) to Among The Trees at the Hayward Gallery with Climate Museum UK.

IMG_9332 Children interacting with Horizontal – Vaakasuora, by Eija-Liisa Ahtila.  Hayward Gallery

I wanted to write a post today that made sense of all the links between this work, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. One key element that stands out for me though, is the role of embodied experience when learning about (or re-membering), our relationship to the more than human world. As my friend and collaborator, the artist Kathy Mead Skerritt reminds me, this is about experiencing what on one level we already know – our continuity with everything that is.

Ash Tree Stream is all about paying witness to what is happening to Ash Trees…

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