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Walking Conversation in the Gammlia Forest. Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest

Time Sunday 9 June, 2024 at 14:00 - 15:00
Place Bildmuseet

Join us for a walk in the Gammlia Forest guided by researcher Ann Dolling in conversation with curator Anca Rujoiu. This event is organised within the framework of the exhibition Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest and will delve into how people's health and well-being can be linked to the forest. The conversation will also deal with the different types of forests in Sweden. What age is the forest in Gammlia and how it look like at different ages and which forest is ideal for biodiversity. The walk will also include an exercise in “forest bathing”.

Ann Dolling is a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. She studies which forests are beneficial for humans and why.

Free to participate
Limited number of seats
Language Swedish and English

The walk starts in Gammliaskogens entrance:
Meeting Point – Past the windmill, inside the forest
Keep in mind that there can be a lot of mosquitoes in the forest at this time of year.

Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest brings together contemporary art exploring our complex relationships with the forest, ranging from ideas of an inviolable intrinsic value to the conception of something to be utilised, such as an economic asset or a space for recreation. What is a forest? And what pressing questions about it are relevant here and now?

Through photography, film, sculpture, drawing, textiles, sound and installations, artists, an architect and a storyteller invite us to reflect on the forest, observed and depicted from various perspectives and with diverse experiences. Their works provoke questions about tradition and future, forestry practices, land conflicts, biological diversity and the forest as a sacred space.

The exhibition title Eight degrees references Jörgen Stenberg’s eponymous poem.

Organizer: Bildmuseet
Event type: Guest Tour