In the company of trees
Date of Issue2011
School of Art, Design and Media
In this essay, Lucy Davis looks at the recurring references to Tree Duet—a performance series by Singapore theatre company spell#7 (Paul Rae and Kaylene Tan)—through a series of explorations of trees in modern and contemporary visual art works from Singapore and colonial Malaya. Tree Duet is a poetic meditation on the “demands” that “trees make of us” in theatre and everyday life. Davis extends this thesis through readings of the “demands” made by trees in visual art works.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Visual arts
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