‘the enchanted forest’ car free day, Brighton, 20th September 2009
Our First large scale public art event was Car Free Day on 20th September. We not only tendered for commission from Brighton and Hove Council, we managed and made the artefacts for the project. We also put together a production crew and installed and removed the installation.
An installation of 110 cardboard free standing trees. The trees represented the trees of England but were influenced with east European folk-lore and Grimms fairytales aesthetics
Each tree was painted in one of three shades of green and held highly decorated and colourful fruit/nuts/wildlife
Trees were various sizes from 3ft to 10ft tall and 3 dimensional
As you passed through the trees the rich and diverse sounds of the forest were heard, 4 armchairs were transformed to create a contemplative rest point holding secret sound systems.
Car free day is an annual event in Brighton and attracts thousands of visitors, many of whom meandered and played through our forest