FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature
A temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann, implemented by Enzo Enea (Enea Landscape Architecture)
Timely Art Installation Sends a Signal: Higher Respect for Nature
In the time of “Fridays for Future”, society has begun an intense debate on key environmental issues. For centuries, the tree has been considered to be a symbol of life and spiritual power. Against a background of climate change, dying forests and worldwide slash-and-burn agriculture, Klaus Littmann’s temporal art intervention in Klagenfurt’s Wörthersee Stadium, implemented by the Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea and his company, Enea Landscape Architecture, is of the utmost significance.
At the invitation of Klaus Littmann, Enzo Enea and his company have developed and realized a temporal forest in the Wörthersee Stadium. The intervention, based on the ideal image of a European mixed forest, is an interaction with a drawing by Austrian artist Max Peintner. The installation covers 7,000 square meters using 299 specially selected trees.
The forest floor was designed by Enzo Enea incorporating various plant species, such as shrubs and woody plants, to authentically create the image of a forest. The individually selected trees are well-maintained specimens that have been previously transplanted several times. When the installation closes the trees will be permanently planted in the vicinity of Klagenfurt.
Enzo Enea’s Statement about FOR FOREST
“We use nature but we do not respect it. We take pleasure from it, but we do not protect it. For me as a landscape architect and tree specialist, FOR FOREST is a statement for the conservation of the forest as part of nature in its original form and in all its diversity.”
Enzo Enea sees the nature installation FOR FOREST as a statement meant to bring increasingly threatened nature back into our living environment. “FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature” A temporary art intervention will be on display at Klagenfurt’s Wörthersee Stadium until October 27th.
Daily open 10:00 to 22:00 | 8.09. to 27.10.19
WÖRTHERSEE STADIUM KLAGENFURT | AUSTRIA
To the invitation: Public vernissage 8.09.19
To the project website «FOR FOREST»
Continue to the press review:
‘Wie eine Sportarena den Wald zum Kunsterlebnis macht’ | Broadcast on SRF Kulturplatz
‘Das Landschaftsarchitekturbüro “Enea”‘ | Broadcast on 3Sat Kulturzeit
‘Schweizer realisieren riesige Waldinstallation im Stadion in Klagenfurt’ | Article on the Neue Zürcher Zeitung
‘Austrian football stadium hosts forest as dystopian vision comes to life’ | Article on BBC
‘Forest grows in the middle of a football Stadium’ | Article on CNN Travel
‘Wie Enzo Enea seine außergewöhnlichen Gärten designt’ | Article on Handelsblatt
‘299 Bäume bei “For Forest” im Wörthersee-Stadion’ | Article on Der Standard
‘Wald statt Rasen im Fussballstadion’ | Article on Tagblatt
‘Bäume bald nur noch in Museen?’ | Article in the Stuttgarter Zeitung
‘Landschaftsarchitekt Enzo Enea im Interview’ | Video by Salzburger Nachrichten
‘Am 3. September steht der Wald!’ | Article in the Kronen Zeitung
‘Um den Kindern eine gesündere Welt zu erschaffen’ | Article in the Kronen Zeitung
‘Ein Wald, erste Reihe Fussfrei’ | Article in the Wiener Zeitung
‘Erster Baum war wichtigster’ | Article in the Meine Woche
‘Herr der Bäume’ | Article in the Kronen Zeitung
‘284 verschulte Bäume? Die gab es nicht in Österreich!’ | Article in the Kronen Zeitung