27th April 2019
Counihan Gallery 233 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC 3056
This art- science exhibition raises complex ideas around earth rights, nature’s agency & trees within our landscape.
Language frames the way in which we see the world. Recently, the term ‘ecosystem services’ has become a way to describe the important role nature plays in ‘supporting’ humans. Often criticized for language that commodifies nature, giving it a monetary value to be bartering with, it also gives nature a bartering force within the governance structure that currently exists. This exhibition raises ideas around earth rights, voice, agency and the capacity of trees to mitigate a changing climate, through a collaboration between artists, writers, scientists, planners and policy makers.
A Tree’s Worth questions the paradox of language, exploring the role that data may play in the contemporary human journey of learning to listen to trees, simultaneously celebrating trees and their ‘worth’ in society.