Treetops (Reprised) (2014) (10minute loop)


‘Treetops’ is an audio recording taken from the trees of Heygate Estate at Elephant and Castle in 2013. In 1974, the architect, Tim Tinker planted 450 trees and imagined the estate as an urban forest nestled in London. By 2014, Heygate was demolished as the trees had grown to the height that the architect had imagined them in 1974. Ironically the trees have been kept as a new building is being built around them, a curt reminder of a lost future.