Pinus Nigra + 30m height scaffolding construction
Key of Héctor Zamora’s intervention is a large Austrian Pine in the centre of the walled garden of Gezellehuis. A scaffolding structure that completely wraps the tree reminds us of the strategy that Strangler Trees use to grow in tropical forests. Zamora aims for a clash between the universal symbols of the tree (nature, life,…) and the use of a scaffolding structure (human being progress,…), where the choice for RAL 3024 red luminous accentuate this collision. Climbing the scaffolding allows the visitor to interact in a different way with the tree, with nature and ultimately with himself. Whoever completes the climb will gain a different perspective on the tree and its surroundings, like never before.
Photos by Jasper van het Groenewoud and Hector Zamora