Location: Event Square
Encircling a sapling in his arms, Tree Man provides sanctuary for a young tree while carving out an inner sanctum for visitors. The act of nurturing and connecting with our environment is emphasised in these whimsical light sculptures.
Emitting light with heads that are shaped like digital screens, the artwork invites reflection on humans’ insatiable preoccupation with devices, which could be detrimental to our circadian rhythms. As one enters the arms of Tree Man, light switches across a spectrum of colours, and sparse melodies on top of a forest-inspired soundtrack are triggered, leaving one to wonder if we can ever find a balance between the digital and natural world.
About the Artist
Founded in 1997 by artist Nimrod Weis, ENESS is a multi-disciplinary team of creatives traversing art, music, software engineering and industrial design.
Considering themselves to be ‘Happiness Architects’, the studio creates interactive artworks that forge greater community connection through fun and joy. The studio has designed groundbreaking experiences for cultural institutions across the world in the last 20 years.