Lucy Davis, Shannon Lee Castleman, Zai Kuning, Zat Tang: The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA

  • ©, Lucy Davis, Shannon Lee Castleman, Zai Kuning, and Zat Tang, The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA
  • ©, Lucy Davis, Shannon Lee Castleman, Zai Kuning, and Zat Tang, The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA
  • ©, Lucy Davis, Shannon Lee Castleman, Zai Kuning, and Zat Tang, The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA
  • ©, Lucy Davis, Shannon Lee Castleman, Zai Kuning, and Zat Tang, The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA

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    The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA

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    Animated video

Duration:


    24’00”

Artist Statement:


    This film is a visual art, science, and ecology exploration which traces the historic, genetic, material, and poetic journeys of a 1950s teak bed found in a Singapore junk store back to a location in Southeast Asia where the original teak tree may have grown. The project brings together cross-cultural natural histories, micro- and macro-arboreal influences and DNA timber tracking technology.


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