Incisive Land (part one) 2006

Video installation, DV-PAL, colour, surrounding sound, 5 min 23 sec

Concept, realisation, camera, editing: Shanglie Zhou
Photo: Eddy Gabriel


“After three weeks of logging of oaks and piecemeal evictions of tree-houses in Borsbeek Fortress III action camp, many trees are still standing. The forest is being destroyed because they are in the way of Antwerp Airport, a small business airport which wants to upgrade and allow for larger planes to land.”

 “Officially the clear-cutting of oaks (there is no permit for other trees) is called “forest maintenance”. This particular form of maintenance keeps about 40cm of the trees standing.”

Belgium: Borsbeek Forest Occupation Eviction Threat 26.08.2006