Commisioned by Kunstenlab for AMUSE Van Hier Tot Ginder – Okkenbroek 2021

Kunstenlab invited me to make a site specific work for AMUSE Van Hier Tot Ginder in Okkenbroek. On the first location visit I was struck by a small spruce forest (appr. 30m by 50m). Trees planted very close together in straight lines so they became very tall and thin. My plan was simple: to connect ropes high in the trees and put tension on them so the trees would bend away to reveal a streak of light in the canopy. For Lichtstraat (Sky Light) we had to bend 36 trees out of the way.

The work was made possible by the amazing tree climbing skills from Victor van den Bosch and the help from Elen Braga.