"Bleeding Trees" with felt of BWF Feltec
On the occasion of this year's dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel 900 meters of red textile felt had been necessary to realize the land art installation "bleeding trees".
For a long time, Alfred Bradler has immersed himself in the topics of nature and the environment. He took the occasion of this year's dOCUMENTA, taking place from June 9th to September 19th, 2012, to transform an entire beech forest on the Kasseler Wilhelmshöhe hill into a sculpture of a very unique aesthetic appeal. In the natural park of Habichtswald he has marked close to 600 beech trees with a red collar made of felt circling the stem at 3 meters height.
In harmony with nature, the artist experiences a healthy forest, untouched by the exploitation threatening elsewhere - conscious of the fact that in many areas of the world forests and trees are irrevocably destroyed.
The dramatic nature of this destruction can be seen and experienced in the red collars: the trees shed blood - bleeding trees.
During material selection Alfred Bradler has been optimally advised and supported by BWF Feltec. After some tests with material samples he was convinced of BWF Feltec. Approximately 540sqm of red textile felt have been produced for the project "bleeding trees", realized from June 11th to June 23rd, 2012, as "work in progress".