Exhibition

Forest: Wake this Ground

Opening: 8 Jul 2022, 19:00 - 21:00

9 Jul 2022 – 2 Oct 2022

Regular hours

Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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Arnolfini

Bristol
England, United Kingdom

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  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.
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Explore the many interconnected layers existing above and below the forest floor with Forest: Wake this Ground, an immersive exhibition of sensory delights from a group of international and intergenerational artists, writers, filmmakers and composers.

About

‘The word for world is forest’ (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Arnolfini invites you to explore the many interconnected layers existing above and below the forest floor with Forest: Wake this Ground, an immersive exhibition of sensory delights from a group of international and intergenerational artists, writers, filmmakers and composers.

Humans have long conjured stories and passed-on myths of the forest, creating their own language of words, materials, and process, through which a relationship with the forest is forged.

The works in Forest: Wake this Ground recycle, reuse, and repurpose these resources to gently salute the enduring rhythms of nature and examine the impact of man and meteorology. At the heart of this exhibition is the act of exchange, collaboration and communication.

Forest: Wake this Ground creates new connections between each work, which dig deep and peer above, re-establishing strong roots and sowing new seeds, reminding us of both the forests’ ancient past and its fragile future.

A wider public programme will includes live performance, film, family events and creative workshops held throughout the Summer and Autumn at Arnolfini. Details to follow soon.

Forest: Wake this Ground also marks the start of Arnolfini’s renewed approach to sustainable practice that will see an increased focus across all our activities and the implementation of a new sustainable action plan. We look forward to sharing our work with you as a core part of our programme.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Rosa Nguyen

Hildegard Westerkamp

Mark Garry

Jumana Manna

Maria Nepomuceno

Zakiya McKenzie

Ben Rivers

Alma Heikkilä

Eva Jospin

John Newling

Rodrigo Arteaga

David Nash

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