Being the Forest
a multi-sensory experience installation

During “Being the Forest” workshop series together with children we explored the natural environments of the city. We discussed and looked into the history of arts to find examples of how humans depict and interact with nature. We created our own forest installation from real and imaginary ingredients, individual and collective dreams, working with diverse materials (such as paper, cardboard, clay, leafs, sticks, colours, found objects) and techniques (observing, drawing, painting, sculpting, storytelling, light installation).

The project aims to encourage children’s intuitive, experiential and holistic understanding of the natural environment, to blend sensory, imaginary and scientific approaches, to reinforce interrelationship of human and nature in the age of digital technologies. Children are naturally attentive to wonders, beauty and diversity of natural surroundings, though often they take the quality of their own living environments for granted. The project aims to raise attention and care for nature, to reconcile the world of arts, humanities and sciences in children's everyday experiences.

This exhibition is on show until the 14th of November 2018 at KinderKünsteZentrum in Berlin.

Commissioned by KinderKünsteZentrum, Sep-Nov 2018