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Walking Trees

an expedition in silence

For the family day, the GrensWerte World Exhibition will be organising child-friendly activities inside and outside Kloster Bentlage. One of the outdoor activities scheduled is Walking Trees by the Dutch artist Rob Sweere, whose Silent Sky Project earlier in the season guaranteed a unique experience for the participants. In Walking Trees, the key roles are played by the elements, nature and personal experience.

For between two to three hours, the participants will be taken for a trip through the forest by Rob Zweere. Together they will create an atmosphere that is designed to produce an intense confrontation with their natural surroundings, with each other and with ourselves. Walking Trees is about the people and the forest. Nature has its own time, its own rhythm, and its own life. The question we have to answer for ourselves is: is it possible for us to meet the forest and, ultimately, ourselves?

Walking Trees is a work of art created through the joint efforts of the participants. The expedition occurs in silence and each participant experiences a number of events that everyone will perform during the expedition, in his or her own personal way. The events consist of various forms of contemplation on nature. Although all the participants carry out the same actions, they will each undergo a different experience, and they will share them with each other in the base camp at the end of the expedition.

Walking Trees is suitable for children aged 10 and above. We recommend wearing walking boots and outdoor clothes.

Sunday 6 April 2014 // at 11.00
Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (GER)
We will meet at the entrance of the cloister building.

More information on registration and participation will follow soon. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news.

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