Gallery: Diller Scofidio & Renfro Dancing Trees at Liverpool Biennial


With all eyes on the much anticipated first installment of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s NYC High Line project this winter, it is refreshing to experience their work as ‘moving’ art with Arbores Laetae (Joyful Trees) at this year’s Liverpool Biennial. This architectural trio is well known for their interdisciplinary practice – melding architecture, urban design, visual art, site-specific installation, and electronic new media in ways that playfully investigate performance and landscape interpretation. For the 2008 MADE UP Liverpool Biennial, S D + R created an arboretum on a former brownfield site. The installation included rotating trees that engage viewers in a totally eerie spin on human nature, emotions, and choreographed interaction.

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1 Comment

  1. turq October 19, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I wonder how much energy is used to make the trees rotate?

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