Treeline

It’s only when we understand the meaning of ‘enough’ that we start to accumulate real wealth. As in nature, ‘enough’ gets the job done well; doing or having more than we need wastes time, resources, and ultimately, our lives.
Andy Middleton 2016

Treeline is a national and international New Leaf Sustainability Ltd artist commission exhibition involving large scale architectural and woodland projections as well as a relational engagement program developed through Arts Council England funding supported by the Elmley Foundation, the Woodland Trust, the Youth Social action fund and the A-N bursary program.  A project for the Anthropocene (dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the natural environment and global environmental change) and the new science of Biomimicry, (an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies).

The program connects contemporary art with academic research with partner Universities on climate change, biomimicry (an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies) and environmental resilience.

Working in partnership with the artist led ‘Black Hole Club’ at Vivid Projects in Birmingham we have received funding from the A-N artist development bursary in the UK to link artists from the three Biophilic cities in Europe,  Spain, the UK and Norway. A group of digital and moving image artists and curators from the UK will be traveling to Oslo and Vitoria-Gasteiz in October and early November 2017 in order to arrange an international exchange artist program leading to a touring exhibition.

It is a project for the Anthropocene (the current age of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems). The aim of the project is to create an international touring exhibition involving artists and curators in the three cities to examine issues around global environmental change and the love to nature (Biophilia) from the creative lenses of artists in the three different countries. These artists will then link up cities in the program to create a dialogue between US and European artists.