A striking tree root sculpture installation with video mapping light shows, drawing attention to the sustainability issues facing the tropical rainforests of Borneo.
The Forgotten Forest comes alive through light effects, creating optical illusions and questioning our perception of space – until we truly believe we are in the long-forgotten forest. Note that the installation is lit up for light shows at the following times:
Friday 6 July - 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Saturday 7 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Sunday 8 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Tuesday 10 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Thursday 12 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Saturday 14 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Sunday 15 July - 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
The installation is inspired by the massive development issues the tropical rainforest ecosystems in Borneo and other parts of the world are facing. Human activity today destroys elements present in this rainforest via illegal logging, mining, and plantation, to name a few. These are all destructive investing activities that sometimes no longer put forward the principles of sustainability and balance. It is estimated that every day numerous species become extinct due to the destruction of this tropical rainforest ecosystem.
The Forgotten Forest is about the human relationship of love and harmony with the natural world, something that deep down human nature yearns for. It highlights the loss of nature in the urban landscape and points out humankind's loss of its primal bonds with the natural world.