"If a tree falls in a forest,
and there's no one around to hear it, does it make any sound?" (Brussels 2022)
According to Suzanne Simard, trees are corporeality,
time, place, and shelter. They perceive each other, learn and adapt their behaviours,
recognize their neighbours and remember the past.
Within the residence framework, my body, like a tree,
adapts to the space and creates a series of small projects, like minor
ramifications, starting from a central piece called 'Dendrochronology'. A large
branch carries with it the testimony, the circular trace of time, my personal
and physical process that began a year and a half ago when I picked up this
large branch to start 'Never its trunk straightens'. This is a project that collects the experience of grief.
Alexandra Colmenares Cossio
Sunday 17 December 2023
‘A common root (route)’
Getting ready to return the branch and thank the trees.
A ritual A farewell A new cycle A transformation A regeneration in community.
A route in common. A common root.
Alexandra Colmenares Cossio (Lima, 1986) is an artist
and photographer based in Brussels. Her curiosity leads her to experiment and
communicate with installations, performances, video and photography. Alexandra’s recent approach and dialogue with nature allow her
to seek and find her body's connections with trees and their regeneration.