Barbican Art Gallery exhibition unleashes human trees on London

By Culture24 Staff | 14 July 2009
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people dressed as trees carry out performances

Picture © Alex Traylen

London was overrun by a group of 'human trees' last week as part of the Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet exhibition at London's Barbican Art Gallery.

Fifty people paraded through London as part of the show, passing through some of the capital's most iconic landmarks for various exciting performances and activities.

Appearing as a series of mobile forests, the 'trees' lined streets and boulevards, and encouraged city folk to pick up newspapers, recycle and join in with the parade.

people dressed as trees carry out performances

Picture © Alex Traylen

Passers-by uploaded pictures of the parade onto the Radical Nature website during the day, which culminated in a dazzling finale event at The Barbican with keynote speakers.

The aim of Radical Nature is to further awareness and action on climate and social change.

people dressed as trees carry out performances

Picture © Alex Traylen

people dressed as trees carry out performances

Picture © Alex Traylen

people dressed as trees carry out performances

Picture © Alex Traylen

For more information on the exhibition and its surrounding events visit Radical Nature online.

Read Culture24's review of the exhibition here.

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