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Nature is Ours: Forest of Cultures | ARTLECTURE
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Grizedale Forest and Signal Film and Media, with support from Art Fund, have commissioned the digital artist and curator Jessica El Mal to create a new, online participatory artwork responding to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in the North West of England.

We are delighted to launch the newly commissioned artwork Nature is Ours: Forest of Cultures, an online artsite platforming non-western voices inspired by the forest in response to the lack of representation of people of colour in the UK’s green spaces and climate justice concerns.

The piece is co-produced by a group of eight art and nature lovers from across Cumbria, developed through a series of workshops with artist and curator Jessica El Mal. This artwork is a testament to the love and connection we all find in nature, in spite of the structural inequalities which can make them inaccessible.

The site offers embodied experiences engaging all five senses as a way of reconnecting ourselves with nature; things to read, including a newly commissioned piece by Climate in Colour founder Joycelyn Longdon, things to listen to, to watch, to try, to cook, to smell… all from non-native perspectives. Nature is Ours: Forest of Cultures inverts the usual power dynamic of the host country teaching those who have migrated to it (teaching its languages, its customs etc) to instead acknowledge what the host can learn from us. The site is personal, it shares personal memories, stories and expert natural knowledge, a site of resistance, of love and of care.

With Nature is Ours: Forest of Cultures, we invite you to step into the forest. The forest in Grizedale, but also the forest in our hearts and in our minds. Explore the site to find activities suggested by the group and feel the benefits of nature from your own home, wherever your home may be.

  Accepted  2021-04-13 00:00

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Contacts/Email : Grizedale Forest and Signal Film and Media, with support from Art Fund, have commissioned the digital artist and curator Jessica El Mal to create a new, online participatory artwork responding to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in the North West of England...


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Contacts/Email : Grizedale Forest and Signal Film and Media, with support from Art Fund, have commissioned the digital artist and curator Jessica El Mal to create a new, online participatory artwork responding to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in the North West of England.