Token Oaks: 6 Walks 10 Trees

2017

South Studio A, London, UK 2017

'Walking, exploring and discovering' seem to ring of an idea of Englishness that stretches back to practises of early colonialists heading across 'foreign, unknown continents'; when the very national characteristics associated with the English oak tree were used to describe the very people heading into the uncharted ares of the world. Aware of these codes that give a particular meaning to Englishness, the work parodies exploration and discovery, and aims to (re)present the oak tree within a contemporary urban experience to think about our relationship to symbols that give raise to unmovable ideas of 'England'.