Aspect/Ratio and Jefferson Godard are pleased to present in the 3rd Terrain Exhibitions Biennial:
Autopoesis by Whit Forrester
707 N Carpenter, Oak Park, IL
This site-specic installation and performance, Autopoesis, by artist Whit Forrester, highlights a scientic process, which is a feature of living systems and is in constant communication. Collaborative efforts between the natural and the human are represented in the resultant drawings made by wind and the motion of the tree.
Drawings ultimately characterize physical marks made by a body or apparatus that often convey limits, emotions or gestures. In many instances, we associate drawing as a study, a process or the residual effects of an interaction. Autopoesis highlights imprints made by a tree.
Trees possess the power of light and output valuable resources such as oxygen and wood while providing reciprocal bene ts of shade and peacefulness. The tree now embodies a new role as per- former making drawings as a possible means of communication or an autonomous act to document itself.