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Marking Time

Marking Time is an exhibition of over 600 photographs of painted marks on trees documented from 1992 until the present in Scotland, England, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, France , Denmark , Australia and New Zealand and Japan. The images have been exhibited in many locations and countries.

In no other way do we so publicly and graphically declare our attitudes and intentions towards nature than in our habit of marking trees. Mostly the marks signify the intentions of people for purposes of medication, correction, protection, destruction or convenience, but increasingly trees also carry social and territorial graffiti.

This project visually intrigues by drawing attention to a largely unnoticed practice, but it also leads into the vital contemporary debate about our relationship with the natural world.

A small publication accompanied the exhibitions.
Marking Time. Published by LiveLine Projects 2002
44 pages. 40 full colour images.

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