Aspects of Trees
Aspects of Trees is a film and sound essay. The subject of the work is the North American pine beetle epidemic. In the last decade the beetle has noticeably decimated high elevation arboreal forests in British Columbia, Alberta, Colorado and New Mexico. It is an ecological disaster that is a dramatic visual reminder of the complexity and fragility of our ecology. Aspects of Trees aims to break through cumulative apathy around our escalating ecological crisis by engaging with the inherent complications of the subject through an evocative and affective mediation of image and sound. The project's aural and visual conversation, and ultimately eulogy, proposes that an affective mode might offer an alternate means to progress debates around anthropogenic climate change.