Among the Trees: Eija-Liisa Ahtila
In this short video, artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila talks to us about her work Horizontal – Vaakasuora (2011).
The artist dexplains what led her to leave behind what she describes as her ‘human dramas’ to make this huge cinematic portrait of a 30-metre-high spruce tree.
Horizontal – Vaakasuora is featured in the Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees.
“I started to question the anthropocentrism of my medium, the moving image. And then I thought, I'd like to make a portrait of a tree.”
Among the Trees is at Hayward Gallery until 31 October.
The exhibition is open on Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm and Sunday, 10am – 6pm; and closed on Monday and Tuesday. You must book online before visiting.
Enjoy your visit safely
London has now been placed in Tier 2 of the government’s new lockdown restrictions. This means that when indoors, you cannot mix with people who are from different households, or outside your support bubble.
You can still come to the Hayward Gallery; our environment is still safe and Covid-secure, and we’ve plenty of hand sanitiser available to keep your hands clean. However, you must only move through the gallery with people from your own household or support bubble. This is in addition to maintaining social distancing, and wearing a face covering at all times, when in the gallery.
We look forward to seeing you.