3 WOODS is an ongoing trilogy of interdisciplinary, site-responsive, and community-engaged artworks by the artist duo Mia & Eric (Mia Rushton und Eric Moschopedis) from Calgary (Canada). The project features three different forests in Europe: Folkeparken in Northern Norway, Chopwell Wood in North East England, and the Heidewald in South West Germany. The process is being supported by Arctic Arts Festival in Norway, GIFT Festival in the UK, and Matchbox in Germany.
This Planted Place is a three-channel, 25 minute video installation and part of the ongoing 3 Woods project. It examines the ecological complexities and human and more-than-human relationships in the Heidewald—a small woodland in Maxdorf, Germany. In remote (but close) collaboration with Mia & Eric I collected videos of the Heidewald which later became a main part of the art installation in the open studio in Dilsberg.
Artists: Mia & Eric
Video: Benjamin Hotz
Voice: Maira Wiener
Audio Support: Lucas Gauntt
Translation: Alena ButscLer, Lea Gerschwitz, Maira Wiener
With: Alina Rieder (Magpie), Thomas Hebich (Oak), Margareta Fluck (Fleabane), Maira Wiener (Fungus), Volker Schlie (Mythical Creature)
This Planted Place was commissioned by Matchbox – the itinerant art and culture project in the Rhine-Neckar Region as part of 3 WOODS.
Mia & Eric / Matchbox
This planted place video excerpt
3 Woods – This planted place
Mia & Eric Artist Website
Matchbox Article 3 Woods