IN THE TREES
Indoor (or outdoor) Installation
Audio video animation
Concept and digital processing:
Nina Sumarac Jablonsky
Animation and video editing:
LAR (Lab for Animation Research Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology)
Nicos Synnos , Marinos Savva
and Christos Georgiou
Sound: Dimitris Savva
Drawings: various participants
Text: Dr Frosoulla Kofterou
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.