Time lapse of the installation of Suspended Forest, a site-specific art installation of discarded Christmas trees. Installed January 2–3, 2016 at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.
Artist Michael Neff brings Suspended Forest, a room-filling forest of discarded Christmas trees collected from the streets of Brooklyn, to Knockdown Center for the month of January.
Suspended Forest has been shown twice previously shown in an unauthorized, unused space under the BQE along Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Those installations were removed by the city within days. The exhibition at Knockdown Center, on view for a month and configured in a grid, allows for a much different experience, most importantly time for the trees to shed their needles into halos on the smooth concrete floor below. Paired with the subtle pine fragrance of the trees and the opportunity for quiet contemplation, the exhibition encourages repeated viewing.
Music credit: Snowing by Peter Rudenko
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