Addressing climate change with impressive imagery – this also succeeds when activism and art work together:
To visualise the effects on the tree line in a way that attracts public attention, the Berlin artist Julius von Bismarck took a larch from the Swiss Safiental and transplanted it to a previously tree-free area at 2,370 m above sea level. Whether the larch survives there remains to be seen. Nevertheless, this art action strikingly shows the new conditions of the climatic tree line.
How climate change affects ecosystems is rarely apparent at first glance. These changes often occur over longer periods of time or with a time lag. For example, the visible tree line lags behind warming by several decades because trees migrate and grow slowly.
Outdoor exhibition “Art Safiental” 2022
SZ: “Art Action: Trees without Borders”