Bobbing Forest

Placemaking

The Bobbing Forest is an idea of artist Jorge Bakker (Columbia, 1973). The ‘Onderwerper’, as he calls himself, is living and working in the Netherlands. He is known for his sculptures and installations with architectural impact. His installation “In Search Of Habitus” consists of a tank filled with water and floating bobbers bearing scale trees. These miniature bobbing trees float loosely over the water, evoking questions about the relationship between the city dweller and nature and how these two relate to each other and the world around them.

Jeroen Everaert (art producer Mothership & Brotherhood), Anne van der Zwaag (Art historian and cultural entrepreneur) and Jurgen Bey (Dutch designer) took the initiative to realise this project in real size.

The Bobbing Forest will emerge in 2016 in the unused harbor basin of Rijnhaven, Rotterdam. For that purpose, the prototype buoy with three is tested and monitored for half a year in 2014.

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Artist impression: Olivier Scheffer