Kaalslag

(Clear Cut) is a reaction to the removal of hundreds of trees in the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. Despite the large scale cutting, there was no protest, in contrast to the increasing social unrest over tree felling in the Netherlands. The incident made clear that the park lacks a group of involved stakeholders. To further investigate this phenomenon I made a video work with fragments of actions against tree felling, found in various media archives. During the exhibition this material, together with replicas of the original protest signs, will serve as source material for staged situations that will take place at different locations in the park. The results of the interventions will be documented and exhibited at a later stage.