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Más Arte Más Acción: Around a Tree – A marathon of voices to connect plants and people

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

EAF and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh invite Colombian cultural foundation Más Arte Más Acción (MAMA) to present an artistic public intervention, in the form of a large table around a tree, to discuss the interconnections between humans and plants in times of rapid biodiversity loss.

The locally crafted circular table will be brought to life through discussions across disciplines of art and science; performances and readings; and collective actions. A soundscape, based on recordings made during the festival, building upon stops at botanical conferences including Ireland, Rwanda and Spain will be woven together by the artists to create a marathon of voices. This will be shared during the UN’s Biodiversity COP16 in Colombia in October, and the UN’s Climate COP30 in Brazil. This intervention builds on MAMA’s 2022 contribution for Documenta fifteen in Germany and Possible Dialogues for COP26 in Glasgow.

Find out more about Más Arte Más Acción’s Closing Event.

Care considerations: The work will speak openly about the Climate Emergency, and intersecting global crises.

Supported by the British Council and EventScotland, in partnership with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with Art Fund support.

Date & Time

Daily

10.30am—5pm

Venue

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP Google Maps

Website

0131 248 2849

Email

Ticket Information

Drop-in, FREE

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • Hearing Loop
Header image credit: Whispers of the Bark Beetles at documenta fifteen made with bark beetle infested trunks. Glasshouse Karlsaue Park, Kassel, Germany. Más Arte Más Acción. 2022.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP

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