P.M. lydon installs forest in the center for endless growth in edinburgh
all images courtesy of P.M. lydon
the ‘center for endless growth’, conceived by research-based artist P.M. lydon was part of a week long exhibition in tent gallery, edinburgh. the interactive installation featured a tree violently breaking through an office wall with a miniature forest floor laid out beneath it. the site became a hub for social events, meetings, and collaborations: a plant biologist met for tea with a textile artist, photographers, farmers, and installation specialists gathered together for cross-disciplinary brainstorming sessions, while P.M. lydon also worked with his team on a documentary film about food and the environment. the project served as a commentary on ideas about growth and also as a representation of contemporary working spaces.
‘it was a mashup… and that’s exactly the idea. you can take an herb from the forest floor inside the room, or just sit yourself in the corner and have a cup of tea, the influence of the living sculpture is inevitable. somehow, the sessions in this room have been unbelievably productive.’ says P. M. lydon
meetings being conducted at the center
‘as an active workspace for catalyzing new ways of thinking about growth, the ‘center’ raises the possibility that perhaps simply, habitually, putting ourselves in these sorts of environments – or putting these environments inside where we work – offers an idea of growth which can re-frame how a society thinks and acts.’ says P.M. lydon.
view from the street in edinburgh’s city center
a desk space set up at the temporary center for endless growth
people gathering around the installation
activities at the opening event
a student meeting taking place
a meeting taking place
detail of the forest floor
artist P.M. lydon stands in front of his center for endless growth installation