BE-COMING TREE (2020)

‘Be-coming Tree’ contaminates the world wide web with the qualia of the wood wide web.

BE-COMING TREE (2020)
A disrobed body is resting immobile on an uprooted tree
in the woods in
a world that is collapsing – HERE AND NOW –
making a pause
re-membering
below the bark
underneath the roots
a still presence speaks and ants crawling around
the coming undone the
be-coming tree.

'Be-coming Tree' is an encounter between the stream of the human World Wide Web with the kingdom of the Wood Wide Web.

In ‘Be-coming Tree’, the artist forms an embryonic entanglement with woods in order to re-member. By embedding oneself into a forest, breathing in the fresh smell of the vegetation, listening to the sounds of birds and insects, one can uproot feelings of isolation and preoccupations deriving from the covid-19 outbreak. By aligning with the rhythms of nature, one can transcend the causes of modern-day alienation and deception which are the main causes of suffering and mental disorder. 'Be-coming Tree' is a sensuous full body offering to the life forces of a natural woodland and an acknowledgment of the invaluable beauty, vigour and generosity of wild landscapes.

'Be-coming Tree' is an ongoing project that will document the changes of the Panovec forest in Nova Gorica, Slovenia during different seasons of the year. The original actio* is going to be re-enacted and livestreamed by the artist in summertime, autumntime and wintertime 2020/21.

The video 'Be-coming Tree Polyptych' offers an artistic revision of the first actio which occurred on the 30th of April 2020.

CREDITS
Concept, Poem and Performance: Jatun Risba
Video: Franco G. Livera
Photo: Sašo Batič
Thanks to Maja Usico and An Krumberger for technical assistance and support.

* The artist uses the Latin term actio to designate performative actions with spiritual or civil implications.

'BE-COMING TREE' IN SUMMER

This trailer offers an insight into the summer entanglement of artist Jatun Risba with an uprooted beech tree in Panovec woods, Slovenia on the 1st of August  2020. This 'actio' was one among the  many included in the world-wide 'Be-coming Tree' Live Art event via Zoom that showcased 19 artists from 10 different countries.

CREDITS
Concept and Performance: Jatun Risba
Video editing: Franco G. Livera
Video footage: Maja Usico and Sašo Batič
Thanks to An Krumberger for technical assistance and support.

'BE-COMING TREE' IN AUTUMN

'Be-coming Tree in Autumn' is a contemplation upon impermanence. The video illustrates the third durational entanglement of Jatun Risba with an uprooted beech tree in Panovec woods, Slovenia. This 'actio' (a performative act with spiritual or civil implications) was one of the 17 performances included in the 2nd global 'Be-coming Tree' Live Art event via Zoom which occurred on the 31st October 2020.

CREDITS
Concept and Performance: Jatun Risba
Video editing: Franco G. Livera
Video footage: Maja Usico and Sašo Batič
Thanks to An Krumberger for technical assistance and support.

Music:
“Elevator music for the Subconscious water, wind and fire” by Xiola Yin
“Unison Alchemy” by Xiola Yin with Jatun Risba & Manolis Zografakis

'BE-COMING TREE' IN WINTER

The fourth and final act of Jatun Risba’s Be-coming Tree personal entanglement with an uprooted beech tree is an ode for a borderless world. Through emptying the self, merging with nature, becoming space. Love in action while moving feet in stillness.

The video documents Risba’s fourth and last one-hour act of communion with an uprooted beech tree in Panovec woods in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The four acts occurred as seasonal events over one year. Risba's ecoaction originated a grassroots artist-led project with the same name. Find out more about the Be-coming Tree movement at becomingtree.live/.

Concept, performance, soundscape: Jatun Risba
Video editing: Franco G. Livera
Video footage: Maja Usico
With the assistance of An Krumberger.