Walking among giants – the lifespan of trees

In this short video, Hayward Gallery Curatorial Assistant Marie-Charlotte Carrier explores one of the themes of our Among the Trees exhibition – the way that trees, with lifespans so much longer than our own, challenge the way that we think about time, and put our human lives in perspective. 

Among the Trees - Walking Among Giants: The Lifespan of Trees | Hayward Gallery

 

Trees have this really special way of making us feel small. They make us realise how short lived we are as a species, compared to these giants who have been on this earth for thousands and thousands of years. They create a different sense of time.
Marie-Charlotte Carrier, Hayward Gallery Curatorial Assistant

 

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