Tree shades are organic scenes staged by trees, the Sun and surfaces. They are living and transforming at all times as the Earth and clouds move. Tree shades offer us a cool, pleasant environment to slow down and relax. They serve as a communal picnic mat that always welcome the community to meet and gather around. They highlight the outline of treescape like a moving landscape painting displayed on the ground for us to enjoy as we walk by. When we take a moment to pause and stand under the trees, we instantly bring ourselves to a time- and site-specific context inspired by nature, and gradually imagine that we are in fact part of nature’s creations.
On a hot summer day, we stand under the shade of trees. We look at the dancing tree shadows and breathe in moist air released by the trees. What kind of observations, imaginations and interactions would come to your mind?
We invite visitors to the exhibition “Under the Trees” at Oil Street Art Space. Through the exhibits and public engagement activities, visitors are encouraged to make alternative speculations on their connections with the natural landscape and local community ‘cultivated’ under the trees in the local neighbourhood.