Wrapped Trees (Kanaalweg, Leiden, 2021) evokes associations with the work of the artist duo Jeanne-Claude and Christo but in fact is a situation based on a phenomena that started as a reaction up a law to protect birds in the breeding season. The scaled maquette depicts a situation in Leiden, The Netherlands where wrapped trees need to prevent birds from nesting in them on properties that are planned for development. Recreating the situation offers the opportunity to take a closer look at this Kafkaesque scenario.
The work has been made in collaboration with Joery Verweij and with support of Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
Installation view Nothing is Something to be Seen, solo show at gallery AKINCI – Photo by Peter Tijlhuis.