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Memories of Trees

Unveil historical events and stories hidden around Hampstead Heath

Since the first lockdown, I stopped commuting to the office. As a result, I had more time to talk with my neighbours and shop owners of the local high street and visit the local parks and the Heath. I discovered many stories about the Heath and veteran trees and felt it was a shame that these stories might be unheard of and disappear even though we were standing in front of a piece of the story.

Then, I remembered the emotional impact of an art exhibition employing the immersive XR technology that I experienced in the past. So I decided to visualise these stories with XR technology.

My proposal for this project was accepted by the ACE-IT programme in December 2021, and I developed a prototype with the support of the London South Bank University team.

Here are memories of trees passed to me from trees in the Heath.

Photo ©Tomomi Tomlin

Image by gryffyn m

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"En" means calmness, smoothness and perfection in Japanese.

I captured images that create these feelings within imperfect circles.


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Series of life drawing to experiment how line work might evolve to express the sense of time and movement



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