TREEspace is a FELTspace initiative allowing an unusual experimental outdoor place for emerging artists to show more site specific work by invitation.
The TREEspace program has been put on hold to allow for FELTdark programming from July 2016 onward.
Brutish Growths, March 2016
Brutish Growths is a growing result of Gabi Cirocco’s love affair with DIY concrete rendering and expressionist architecture. Here the tree becomes a host for her Brutalist-inspired forms – the fragments suspended as foreign bodies from the living organism. Cirocco requests that you please remove these alien forms if they appear to be of a parasitic nature.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements, February 2016
In a vastly digitalised world love letters are becoming rare objects. A heart emoticon stands in place for I love you. By filling the tree with roughly 400 love letters for strangers to take and read, Christina Peek aims to remind us of when we last received a love letter and maybe persuade us to write one ourselves.
Wood grows on trees, November 2015
This work is an observation of two roles a tree has: as a natural, living organism, and as a manufactured material for human-made constructions.
Ashley Hayes is an emerging artist and a recent honours graduate of UniSA. Her work explores relationships between humans and nonhumans, investigating notions of alterity, Otherness, and material difference through video, sculpture and installation processes.
Nestled away quietly in leafy Compton Street, October 2015
My interaction with tree-lined Compton Street questions the constructed relationship settler Australians have with the landscape. Trees, symbols of fertility and growth, make urban spaces hospitable, upholding the colonial project. Here I lay uncomfortably lodged between—but also upheld by—the forks of symbolic fertility and colonisation.
A Treecursor of Things to Come, September 2015
Car air-fresheners, cable ties.
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Rest-train, July 2015
In Rest-train, the protective act of wrapping is subverted through the layered thread that appears to overwhelm the tree. The repeated act of winding becomes both meditative and obsessive, as the thin fibres become increasingly dominant over the living form. This work draws from the Japanese practice of wrapping trees in order to protect them from harsh winter climates, which are then untied in spring to allow the trees to grow again.
Bernadette Klavins is an emerging artist who is currently completing her final year of Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Adelaide Central School of Art, and continues to work from Floating Goose Studios.
Winter Collection, June 2015
In this work the tree acts as a tool around which cardboard is formed and so the result is specific to this particular tree. The materials used reflect the local environment which the tree calls home.
James Geraghty is an emerging artist and recent graduate of Visual Art Honours.
Ripe For It, May 2015
Jen Mathews is an emerging artist who is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Sculpture at the School of Art, Architecture and Design UniSA. Her practice focuses on deconstructing politically formulated desire, through experiments with video, sound, performance and sculpture.
This Fruit is for Eating, mixed media, March 2015
Untitled, 2012 onwards, mixed media, dimensions vary