Be-coming Tree live streamed collective Live EcoArt events were a great lockdown healer. But by the 4th event we’d nailed it technologically and practically, and carrying on felt like repetition. We cancelled the scheduled July event, apologising to the artists who were to take part. We needed the project to be evolving and exciting for us as voluntary facilitators. Plus, it was a lot of work to maintain, funding we applied for hadn’t materialised, and we were by now each following different paths.
However, an event we’d already started working on is going ahead and it is going to be exciting, and, as with all Be-coming Tree events each pay-what-you-can ticket funds the planting of (at least one) rainforest tree via TreeSisters.org
Minding Niimi / Imagination / Imaging
Digital Theatre in the Round, a Show and Tell Event
Diverse film and artworks where Trees and Humans interweave:
An Indigenous Dancer, An Indian Dancer, An International Group of Collaborators, Indigenous land, An Urban Park, A Concrete Environment, Human Eyes, A Handheld Camera, A Smartphone Camera, A GoPro camera, A Drone Camera, Human Ears, Sound of Physics/Music
Moderator: Rasa Smite, Atmospheric Forests RIXC. The Center for Art and Science in Riga.
Creators: Digital Dramaturgy Lab squared and friends.
These artistic and performative projects explore our relationship-making with Trees at intersections of deolonializing politics.
13:30 EDT, 18:30 BST, 19:30 CET
Prof Don Sinclair from Toronto’s York University’s Department of Computational Arts creates bespoke tech to enable you to watch diverse Eco-Art films and dance, with their creators on screen in the round - breaking out of the rectangle at last. They'll each discuss the works, inviting Q&A at the end.
Tickets from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minding-niimi-imagination-imaging-tickets-168682613237
Each Pay-What-You-Can ticket includes a donation to plant one or more rainforest trees via TreeSisters.org