An exhibition on forests, memory, and social and natural history, Curated by Amy Cutler
“But, mean glory of the world, misshapen memory of other seasons, the forest remains”, Andrea Zanzotto
A candle-lit collection on forests, memory, and social and natural history.
Cabinets of book works, wood works, paintings, drawings, prints, film projection, and music;
Wood specimens and photographs from Kew’s Museum of Economic Botany, English Heritage, the Epping Forest archive, the London Metropolitan Archives, and local collectors;
Tree ring slices and materials from dendrochronology labs.
The exhibition investigates the properties of forest memory through text, archive, and ‘xylarium’, or wood collection. Art works examining the cultural expression of time and history in the forest are placed here alongside archival photographs, small press texts, artefacts, and museum objects, in the atmospheric Belfry of St John on Bethnal Green.
This exhibition is taking place with the support of Landscape Surgery at Royal Holloway.
Curated by Amy Cutler