The flying tree

On Saturday i made yet another trip to the Z33 center Hasselt. This time to see Alter Nature, an exhibition as fascinating as it is cruel to trees. Here’s a quick and lazy peek at the show, while i’m slaving on a lengthy report.

5prem8079_97e6605492_z.jpgMichael Sailstorfer, Raketenbaum, 2008, ©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Raketenbaum is a performance and a diptych showing how Michael Sailstorfer had a fruit tree catapulted into the air by compressed-air cylinders attached to its root balls.

5366627787_2464d9fac6_z.jpgMichael Sailstorfer, Raketenbaum, 2008, ©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

By displacing nature quite literally, Raketenbaum offers a playful introduction to an exhibition which focuses on the different ways people have displaced, manipulated or designed nature.

Alter Nature: We Can remains open until March 13 at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium.