'Treeline' Exhibition: Ruth Maclennan

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April 3-14, 2023 | Advanced Research Centre
Monday to Friday: 0900 – 1730
Saturday: 1100 - 1430
Please Note: exhibition will be closed on Sunday 9 April and Monday 10 April

Free, unticketed 

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. Co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Forestry England. Supported by John Hansard Gallery and The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

Book your ticket HERE to join the artist Ruth Maclennen in conversation with Dr Dominic Paterson from 1900 - 2000, Tuesday 11 April as part of the Spring Fling! programme.

Learn more about the Treeline project here at www.fvu.co.uk/projects/treeline

Ruth Maclennan, Treeline (2021). Single channel video with sound, 17.51 mins. Co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Forestry England. Supported by John Hansard Gallery, Hunterian, University of Glasgow and Arts Council England. Footage contributed by Anurag Goel.