Public Green Through Hoops visualizes the tension between natural growth and the use of planting in public space. In the installation, trees and plants are approached as geometric figures in motion. Through the mobilisation of growth structures such as rings, cables and tubes, Lüschen attempts to direct the course of this movement.
‘In two extremely slow performances, my aim is to expose how trees and plants are utilized to perform singular roles in public space: as decoration, demarcation or masking, as on the Burgakker “Square” in the municipality of Boxtel.’ While landscapers trim the planting elsewhere on the square into a rigid hedge shape, the three caged conifer trees rely on their growth structure. Will they perform according to the structure or will they go their own way?