Trees watch Angela Viora create her performance artwork ‘SHADOWS’. Location: Swanston Street cnr Queensberry St (Lincoln Square) & near the University Melbourne main campus. Photo by Julian Meehan
SHADOWS, Angela Viora: "Tracing the trees’ shadows on the ground with chalk, pedestrians see the traces the day after during the day-light, stepping onto them. Hopefully, they look up and see the beautiful trees standing next. I hope that these interventions will work as reminders to Melbournians of the importance of the work that trees do for us 24/7, incessantly, day and night."
“Working from home, and living by myself during lockdown, I used to go out just before dawn and come back with the dark, just before the curfew. When the city lights were on, I’d walk on the sidewalk see the trees’ shadows on the ground. Those shadows would disappear the day after with the day-light, and then back again in the night. This made me smile, as if the trees were playing hide-and-seek with us pedestrians. Also, I sadly noticed how much trees in the CBD are overlooked. I perceive them as fragile and overworked, having to absorb all the smog produced by cars. Pedestrians do not look much at them up there, being them often with their head down on the phone.”
On 17 October during CLIMARTE’s TREE project, at Swanston Street cnr Queensberry St (Lincoln Square) & near the University Melbourne main campus is, Angela performed SHADOWS:
Angela Viora performing SHADOWS
We thank the City of Melbourne
TREE is made possible through a City of Melbourne Arts and Creative Investment Partnerships project grant.