Sunday May 21 2017
Washington University entrance, Lindell at Skinker
In partnership with the department of walking | http://www.dptwlk.org
This walk promotes the bodily experience of the Brookings Drive Pin Oak allée one last time. Participants will complete an orchestrated mediation between the vastness of tree body and individual body by materially mapping the interconnected condition between these beings. Each participant will partner with one tree, and begin their solo walk from that tree into the vastness of the allée — each establishing their individual trajectory, interacting with other participants and trees along the way. Pace, direction and interaction with fellow participants matter.
And so, while you begin at one tree – you go on a journey ultimately mapping out the constellation of trees and their interconnectivity that makes this landscape an allée. The material result is a mapping of individual paths, but also a mapping of interaction, and ultimately connectivity.
Hacking into the final weekly
GAC happy hour to congregate
around this tree and sample beers
brewed with oak elements.
Twenty Tree Core Samples taken from the every tree of the inner Brookings Allée. Tree core samples reveal the inherent capacity of tree structure to archive its own history.