And the FORESTs will echo with laughter …

Forests without Trees in the Arts + Sciences
27 June 2020 – 27 March 2021

Opening Hours:
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Please register here

Project

This line from a Led Zeppelin song epitomizes the upcoming exhibition at the ERES Foundation starting June 27th, 2020. Its focus is on the forest as social space. Forests’ ecosystems function on the basis of interconnectedness, information and communication, exchange and symbiosis. Hidden from our eyes, complex processes are taking place that are vital, not only for the organisms involved. For a forest is far more than just trees. In addition to being an economic asset, biosphere, oxygen producer, CO2 and water repository, it is also a magical, mystical place and powerful alternative to urban civilization – indispensable for human life as we know it.

Contemporary artists will explore unexpected pathways to forests’ thickets of meaning while scientists will be holding lectures that shine new light on the fascinating Wood Wide Web, the Internet of the forest.

Exhibition

27 June 2020 – 27 March 2021

Opening Hours

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Admission free
Ausstellungsbesuch (Slot: 45 Minuten) nur nach vorheriger Online-Anmeldung

Guided Tours

Until further notice we are unfortunately not allowed to offer guided tours. But we do provide an information sheet.

Artists

John Baldessari, Luisa Baldhuber, James Benning, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, John Cage, Miriam Ferstl, Fischli / Weiss, Tue Greenfort, Wolfgang Kaiser, Martin Kippenberger, Marcellvs L. & Munan Øvrelid, Klaus Littmann, Marcus Maeder, Antje Majewski, Albert Oehlen, Daniel Roth, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus

Lectures

Monday, 07 July 2020, 7 pm

Forest Dieback – A Review of Climate Change
Dr. Roderich von Detten, Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, University of Freiburg

This lecture will be available 07 July on our video-page.

Monday, 20 July 2020, 7 pm

Forests are More Than Just Trees
Connected Systems in Crucial Habitats
Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Küster, Institute for Geobotany, Leibniz University, Hannover

Monday, 14 September 2020, 7 pm

Forests, Soil, Climate Change
Prof. Dr. Winfried E. H. Blum and Prof. Dr. Manfred Lexer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Early December 2020

Dwindling Habitats, More Pandemics?
Zoonotic Diseases such as SARS, FSME, Zika or Ebola in the Anthropocene, N. N.

Anmeldung

Teilnahme nur nach vorheriger Online-Anmeldung

Excursion

Saturday, 24 Oktober 2020, 6 am – 1 pm

Exploring Forests, Moors and Soil
Two hikes, breakfast, readings and lunch at the Nantesbuch Foundation, Bad Heilbrunn (with an optional overnight stay the night before)
Forest excursion with artist Miriam Ferstl in association with the Nantesbuch Foundation

Registration deadline: 20 September 2020
Information and rates: stiftung-nantesbuch.de
To register: veranstaltungen@stiftung-nantesbuch.de, or call 08046 2319115

Symposium

Monday, 09 November 2020, 7 pm

The Amazon Rainforest

Tropical Forests in Danger
The State of the Amazon Rainforest and the AmazonFACE Project
Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig, Professorship for Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions, TUM School of Life Sciences, Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich

Espírito da floresta
Audiovisual Performance
Marcus Maeder, artist, explorer, composer, Zürich University of the Arts

Panel Discussion
How can the Amazon rainforest be preserved?

Audios

Bedeutungsdickicht »Wald«
Bayern2, kulturWelt, 26. Juni 2020, Joana Ortmann
(6.44 MB)

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