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Enjoy this free moving image installation at Science Gallery London, presented as part of 'The Overview Effect'.

Humans live on the same planet as ginkgo — a living fossil that has been around for 200 million years. Ginkgo may be nothing more than a street tree integrated into the city; urban planners often choose it because of its prominent ability to adapt to various climates and resist pollution and pests.

Through the exploration of the ginkgo tree and taking inspiration from ecological ethics in nature writing and ancient Chinese folk tales, Tang Han’s film critically examines shifting human greed, the interconnectedness between humans and non-humans, and contemplates the continuity of life and the temporality of the ginkgo in relation to that of other existences.

Open Wed - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Science Gallery London, Gallery 1 - Free Entry

Tang Han lives and works in Berlin. Across the mediums of film, video, installation, painting, her practice questions the validity of things that have been taken for granted in everyday life through subtle approaches of storytelling and perception, investigating the interpretation of images and language representation.

The Overview Effect is the term given to the cognitive shift experienced by some astronauts when viewing the Earth from space. They report unexpected emotions, an overwhelming sense of beauty, and an increased feeling of connection to other people and the Earth as a whole. From February– May 2024, moving image works by artists Tang Han, Ruth Waters and Rachel Rose will explore ideas around our time on Earth, offering a shift in perspective through their depictions of the natural world.

Explore the other events presented as part of The Overview Effect. 

Event details

Gallery 1
Science Gallery London
Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9GU

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