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Be a Tree – Green Earth
About the artwork

Be a Tree – Green Earth
Hybrid digital artwork.
Originally commissioned for Vinterlys Festival 2023 and funded by the Jyske Kunstfond, Denmark.

Be a Tree – Green Earth is a portal into a greener dimension that blends sustainability, technology, and play to encourage us to grow trees – and greening places.

This new interactive hybrid installation invites people of all ages to become a tree! The artwork ‘captures’ people inside a tree and “plants them on earth”. Visitors see themselves inside their live growing tree with a beautiful colourful overlay.

Plant a tree through play on our planet.
The planet Earth floating on the tall LED wall is created with images from NASA satellite pictures and data stitched together from their observations of Earth.

Placemaking and Audience numbers
The artwork fits both nature spaces and urban places and can be shown using an LED wall or a Projector.

With two trees growing, the project has the capacity to directly engage with up to 480 people per hour. Each individual tree is saved online but at this stage not accessible to the audience.

The artwork can be scaled up to create a larger installation with multiple trees growing. An LED wall is visible day and night. Our trees fit both children and adults.

The work premiered at Vinterlys 2023 in Denmark, where we placed an LED wall among a circle of illuminated trees to create a magical space that ‘morphed’ people into trees.

We were proud to be part of the first light festival off the grid. The entire festival, was wind-powered, using energy stored on a truck-sized battery developed by Vestas Green energy.


Vinterlys Festival 2023, Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune.


I have turned into a tree – Wow! (Audience at Vinterlys 2023)
Jeg er blevet til et træ – Wow


Be a Tree – Green Earth by Tine Bech Studio
Funded by Jyske Kunstfund, and supported by Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune in Denmark.
Artist Lead, Tine Bech
Producer Dina Abu Hamdan
Software, Tarim / Media Playgrounds
Poster, Madeline Balaido
Copy writer, Kathryn Reilly

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