" Audience With A Tree "

Staten Island Installation Installing May 2019

Staten Island Installation Installing May 2019

©Jana Cruder 2019

©Jana Cruder 2019

 
 

IN PROCESS AND PREMIERING IN 2019

Our forests are the regulatory systems of our planet. With out them the earth can not maintain her balance.

My goal is to shed light on climate change in a way that brings the vastness and spirit of our great forests to dense urban environments - to foster a curious and contemplative moment between the general public and our great forests.

To place nature directly in front of urban distractions.

My process is one of observation, measure and experience.  I want to first witness the human relationship to our forests by placing a human in a vast wild place and observing. Then artistically communicating this experience at a later date in large urban environments. The goal of this observation (and eventual installation) is to explore the human psyche and its place in nature.

I believe that a truly heartfelt experience with nature can shift our relationship to it.  

 

Once people can connect and hear their spirits again in these spaces they will know this is something we all must work to protect.

Our daily actions impact ecosystems globally. The earth needs her great forests to regulate weather and temperatures. While growing up in the 80s I remember the significant efforts to “Save The Rainforest”.  There were TV commercials with rolling calculator wheels, representing the acres lost. Now, in my 30s, I still see those numbers spinning alongside the trucks unloading our redwoods daily at the mill. We’re in the most fragile of times. Less than 1% of old-growth forests are still intact.

Currently I am working with Berlin based Architect Umberto Freddi and AlterArc to create this installation space and experience. Creating video and documentation of Sequoia, Northern Pacific Redwoods and The Amazon.  Along with writings and working towards a projection based exhibition. Where viscerally you will feel as if you are in the depths of the forest, in a space where you can hear your own heart beat and understand the importance of these places on earth.

Exhibition Inspiration

Exhibition Inspiration

My Process of observation will commence summer 2019 with Adele Leung of Hong Kong.

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