Annette Arlander


Why does one continue beyond the saturation point? This bilingual exposition discusses repetition and difference while performing with trees, and uses as an example the video Year of the Pig with a Tatarian Maple performed in Nobelparken in Stockholm during 2019 as part of the project Performing with Plants at Stockholm University of the Arts. The exposition consists of a brief version of the video, documentation of the working process, and an essay with references. The aim is to show how repetition produces small (and big) differences and therefore makes a difference. And how it in this case led to a new project, Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees.


Annette Arlander, DA, artist, researcher and pedagogue, is currently visiting researcher at Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, recently (2018-2019) professor in performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts.