In Locus gilded trees performance, the artist duo use 24 carat gold leaf to gild a living tree using honey as natural adhesive.
Locus has performed gilded trees in Palermo, Moscow, Everglades, Humboldt, Hamar, Sognsvann og Västra Ämtervik.
By using the traditional human medium of gilding something sacred we attempt to connect with and honor the trees and nature at large.
We see our gilded tree performance series as an attempted dialog, where we try to connect with the trees and honor the trees where we interact through the historically traditional human medium of gilding something sacred.
We see a shift from the anthropos/human-centered worldview and to a broader, more balanced way of living and understanding of the world. This includes honoring and nurturing all aspects of nature.
Link to video of performance nr 6 and 8 HERE
CoSA - Concerning The Spiritual in art
CoSA - Concerning the Spiritual in Art is a collaborative artistic research platform including various artists and institutions.
Through artistic and curatorial praxis we seek to investigate the spiritual in art that was so important for the modernist movement 100 years ago, and which is resurfacing today in contemporary art.
The project results in exhibitions, events, performances, artist books and a publication about the project by LOCUS publishing.
Book launches of CoSA Artist books:
Research trips, performances and events in collaboration with LATERNA:
- Monte Veritá in Switzerland (study trip) April
- The Norwegian institute at Athens and Hill of Muses, Athens (Performance/event)
- Áhkánjárstábba / Stalloen in Kvalsund, Norway (Performance) June.
- Museum of Avant Garde, St.Petersburg (Performance / Installation) October.
CoSA VI - Museum of Avant Garde in St.Petersburg, RU
CoSA V - Ahkanjarstabba / Stalloen, Hammerfest, NO
CoSA IV - Hill of the Muses, Athens
CoSA III - The Norwegian institute at Athens
CoSA II - Monte Verita
Research through movement, by the Visionary tree in Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland.