Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 17.30
Saturday: 11.00 – 14.30
Please Note: exhibition will be closed on Sunday 9 April and Monday 10 April
Treeline is a collectively made film compiled from hundreds of hours of footage of forests submitted by people across the world.
From a patchwork of disparate individual contributions – sent in by scientists, ecologists, artists and members of the public alike – Maclennan traces a sinuous green line that stretches from the wild woods of North America to the rainforests of the Amazon to the copses of middle England and the scrublands of Africa, as well as myriad places in-between. Resembling a continuous horizontal travelling shot, Maclennan’s infinite panorama of trees is a vivid reminder of the swathes of green that continue to encircle and nourish the planet, and a powerful emblem of the shared resources and shared futures that bind people together.
A paean to the beauty and majesty of trees, Treeline also echoes something of their form – putting out exploratory feelers, and drawing material from multiple sources to create an enveloping, overarching structure that is considerably more than the sum of its parts.
Learn more about the Treeline project at www.fvu.co.uk/projects/treeline.
Co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Forestry England. Supported by John Hansard Gallery and The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.
Image Credit: Ruth Maclennan and Film and Video Umbrella. Footage contributed by Anurag Goel.