THE WORLD FROM MY WINDOW: 7000 OAKS ON COSMOS ISLAND
Pei Twang and Pei May send a postcard from Cosmos Island [direct teleport here], where they've built an SL recreation of a noteworthy real world installation: Joseph Beuys' "7000 Oaks".
"Beuys' project begun on March the 16th, 1982," the Peis write. "His plan called for the planting of seven thousand trees, each paired with a columnar basalt stone. Beuys intended the Kassel project to be the first stage in an ongoing scheme of tree planting to be extended throughout the world as part of a global mission to effect environmental and social change."
The Peis launched a tribute recently. "The first virtual tree and stone were planted on March the 16th, 2007, exactly 25 years after the original oak was planted. The 7000 basalt stones have been stacked on [our] island in Second Life: Cosmos Island. The diminishing pile of virtual stones will indicate the progress of the project, which will go on until all 7000 oaks and stones will be placed. Second Life inhabitants will have the chance to take part to the performance, placing stones and trees in their lands."
The Peis' project is part of their "Synthetic Performances", reenacting "historical performances inside synthetic worlds where body, space and time can be completely reinvented." The "7000 Oaks" project, they say, was commissioned by Centro de Arte Juan Ismael, on the Canary Islands of Spain.
More info and full real world credit at the Peis' website, www.0100101110101101.org.
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