IN THE TREES
work in process
Indoor (or outdoor) Installation
Audio video animation
Artwork, concept, instalation, and digital processing:
Nina Sumarac Jablonsky
Drawings: 100 voluntary participants from different fields.
Animation and video editing: Marinos Savva, Christos Georgiou and Nicos Synnos (LAR)
Music composition, sound design, technical surround sound mixing
and technical set up for the installation: Dimitris Savva
Text : Dr Frosoulla Kofterou
Sound: “Studena, Klana, Croatia” by wild_rumpus is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons License.
Recorded by Ivo Vicic. "Recorded in May, in Studena woodlands, Croatia. Morning at 8 h 36 min. Temp: 16C"
Theme: Inspiration for the title is taken from the lyrics “Sycamore Trees” by Angelo Badalamenti / David K. Lynch
For Carl Jung, the tree symbolized the Self, androgyny (integration and equality between the masculine and feminine principles), and individuation.
“I see you in the trees” is a comparative study of people and trees, which explores humanity and its complexities within the context of nature, thus forging a path to self-realization. In a bid to convey dynamic connectivity, which neutralizes bias while initiating empathy and compassion, participants were asked to illustrate their innermost self while considering the anatomical attributes of trees. It is these deep personal insights, which the artist has forested into a collective plantation of 100 curated selves/people that offers viewers a truly polyphonous experience. Re-establishing this symbiotic connection is an attempt at saving trees and people simultaneously, since both are under threat.