CHRIS FREMANTLE

Last light on a Granny Pine in Black Rannoch Wood, Thurs 21 November, 2013

Posted in News, Research by chrisfremantle on November 27, 2013
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Trees

Posted in Research, Sited work by chrisfremantle on September 18, 2009
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Reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Texts by chrisfremantle on September 7, 2009

Forest Tunes, The Library, 1995-2008 by Shai Zakai

Can remember when I was reading this.  Think it was 9 months ago when I was trying to persuade Rozelle Maclaurin to show this important work.  Located as they are in parkland, it seemed to me an interesting and worthwhile exhibition around which a stimulating series of events could have been organised, a sort of arborischool, with speakers like Richard Mabey, David Haley and Thomas Pakenham, as well as local rangers, academics from Auchincruive, etc.

I think its at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World this autumn.

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What Art have I seen?

Posted in Exhibitions by chrisfremantle on September 2, 2009

Imaging the Forest at the British Museum

Dinabandhu Mahapatra’s Trees of Orissa.  A painting on silk representing all the trees of the region of Orissa.  Some are very much icons, others are more representational.  This work, made in the early 1980s, was as I understood it part of a response by a particular patron to the loss of traditional crafts.  It is a response to the 12th Century poem, the Gitagovinda, which tells the story of Krishna and Radha.  The forest is a place where the social rules are more relaxed and Krishna can carry on with his favourite female cowherds.

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All the trees…

Posted in CF Writing by chrisfremantle on July 4, 2009
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