[ISEA2012] Artists Statement: LUCY DAVIS, SHANNON LEE CASTLEMAN, ZAI KUNING & ZAT TANG – The Secret Lives of Forest Products: A Collaboration about Teak, Humans & DNA (2012)

Artists Statement

animated video, 24’00”

This film is a visual art, science, and ecology exploration which traces the historic, genetic, material, and poetic journeys of a 1950s teak bed found in a Singapore junk store back to a location in Southeast Asia where the original teak tree may have grown. The project brings together cross-cultural natural histories, micro- and macro-arboreal influences and DNA timber tracking technology.

  • LUCY DAVIS, Singapore
  • ZAI KUNING, Singapore
  • ZAT TANG, Singapore