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Climate Machine and hanging paper
Active Ingredient are connecting trees in forests in England with trees in the Atlantic Forest, on the edge of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
You are invited to join the conversation between these forest locations… to discover a set of clues that tell the story of a forest in Brazil connected to a forest in England. A Conversation Between Trees is a project created by a partnership of artists, scientists, researchers, to visualise and interpret environmental data and our understandings of climate change by exploring forests on either side of the world. The project is a unique interaction between artists, scientists, audience and locations, a playful conversation about forest environments, building public understanding of climate science. A Conversation between Trees is a direct development from the research developed as part of Active Ingredient’s previous research project, the Dark Forest.

Project Timeline

2009 -2010 The Dark Forest – A research project that took place between Active Ingredient and Mobilefest across Sherwood Forest, England and the Mata Atlantica, Sao Paulo state, Brazil 2009 Paulo and Marcelo came to England to visit Sherwood Forest 2009 Paralelo Workshops in Sao Paulo and visit to Renato’s farm in the Mata Atlantica, Biritiba Mirim 2009 – 2010 School’s exchange between Djanogly Academy (Nottingham, UK) and Escola Camilo Castelo Branco (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 2009 Exhibition of images and a presentation of the research that took place between Sherwood Forest and Mata Atlantica 2009 Exhibition visualising live data from a tree is Sao Paulo and Nottingham as part of Mobilefest 2010 at the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), Sao Paulo, Brazil 2010 A Conversation Between Trees receives Arts Council funding towards a touring artwork and series of residencies in forests in the UK and Brazil August 2010 Artist residency at the Yorkshire Scultpure Park, UK November 2010 Artist residency on board the Estudio Movel Experimental in the Guanabara Bay region, Rio State, Brazil May 2011 Artist residency and exhibition commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art at Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire, UK The Dark Forest from Rachel Jacobs on Vimeo.

Uma Conversa Entre Árvores

Uma Conversa Entre Árvores’ conecta árvores em diferentes ambientes, utilizando sensores conectados a telefones celulares que permitem visualizar e interpretar os dados do sensor como parte de uma nova arte localizada. O projeto visa a criar uma interação única e colaborativa entre artistas, cientistas, público e o local. Numa conversa animada sobre ambientes de floresta, estamos trabalhando ao lado de um experiente cientista do clima do Serviço de Meteorologia (Met Office), botânicos e guardas florestais a fim de construir uma ampla compreensão da ciência do clima e da ecologia da floresta para o público através deste diálogo.

walking in the Serro Do Mar mountains in the Mata Atlantica, Brazil

 

Ash tree in Fineshade Woods