Eng Aner Siicht op d’Natur
Another view on Nature
This year, Antropical is working in collaboration with Mirador – Centre for nature and forests in contributing to Holiday at Home, a program launched in Luxembourg in response to the current pandemic. Following Mirador’s leading moto ‘another perspective on nature’, Antropical artists have developed several original installations which enable people to encounter nature from a different angle by themselves, without the need of a guide.
Antropical has, since the beginning, had quite a playful and interactive approach to art, erasing the borders between creation, production and the everyday life. Not only are we aiming to find a sustainable way to foster culture, but we are also striving to create an awareness of our responsibility as artists within natural and human environments. In that respect, Antropical and Mirador have collaborated on the creation of this artistic hiking trail that is interactive in nature. By using the medium of playful art to direct people’s focus away from their usual field of vision while they walk in the forest, this trail will make them experience nature in a completely different way.
Participating artists: Margot Van der Sande (NL), Reem Dada (SY), Benjamin Coles (UK), Cas Banierink, Nika Schmitt (NL), Tanja Bladt-Cohen (UK/DK), Lucia Fiorani & Daniele Valentino (IT), Valentine Emilie Bossert (CH), Roos Nieboer (NL), Amelia Daiz (UK), Giulio Dal Lago (IT), Kasia Lewinska (PL), Maina Joner (FR/NO), Marieke Sytema (NL), Alexandra Fraser (UK).
Open access at all times.
Explanation leaflet available in French from Mirador.
An audio tour in French is also available (see below).
Distance: 29 km
Duration: 3-4 hours cycling or 1 day on foot
The trail has been under development since June 2020. It was designed to develop indefinitely.The first 10 works entered the construction phase on July 17. If you are curious to follow their production, don't hesitate to visit the site! Consult the itinerary and programme on the Antropical website.
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Have you ever wondered if trees think? If the buzzing of wasps has a meaning? Why are weeds invasive? Keep your ears open while Les Chuchotants tell you stories from the forest.
Les Chuchotants is a collection of audio works scattered along the itinerary of Eng Aner Siicht Op d'Natur. Go to this link to launch them automatically. New ones are added regularly, so come back to hear new stories!
What do I need?
Your headphones and a smartphone or tablet with enabled GPS-tracking.
How does it work?
Enable the GPS-tracking function on your device and go to the interactive map to find out where the different audio works are located. When you arrive in the area of an audio work (symbolised by a circle on the map), it will launch automatically.
If you don't have access to the network via mobile data, make sure to open the link before leaving your home or Wi-Fi zone and to save Les Chuchotants on your device by clicking on download.
If you need help, visit the Dobausseministär!
Creature’s Footprints by Tanja Bladt-Cohen
Have you ever seen footprints in the woods and wondered what animal made them? Did you ever imagine creatures living under moss covered stones, behind huge oak trees or under old stone bridges?
The project Creature’s footprints draws the visitor into an imagined world, discovering creatures in the forest, and leaving their own marks behind. By sliding on these footprints, and making tracks on the forest floor, participants blur the line between fiction and reality. It allows visitors to step into their imaginations and perhaps encourages them to take a closer look at the world around them in the future.
Le Grand Murmure by Alexandra Fraser
Deep in the forest we listen with Le Grand Murmure, a sculpture located somewhere between nature and humanity. The ears are inspired by the very human analogue amplifiers, which were created to hear the sounds of World War I. This human invention is integrated into nature and allows us to hear what the trees have always heard, the echoes of the forest. Trees have always had their own complex means of communication and now humans are invited to participate.
This tree is a character we can relate to. It has giant human attributes in the form of ears. We recognise a cheerful disposition and amongst the trees we find a personification of the forest. You can find a sympathetic figure to whom you can confess your secrets and, in turn, hear the murmurs of the other trees and animals.
The tree stands in the midst of its fellow trees. It has no sign to honour it, no instructions for its use. It is made to be discovered as part of the nature trail but also by chance. I imagine how delightful it would be to find, with no explanation, a big-eared tree in the forest. I’d like to stop and listen with it for a while.