What began as an analogy has now become reality.
We have some imagination and can grasp units, but when it gets too big, there are difficulties. To create images anyway, we use comparisons “like ten elephants”, “like a hundred households” or “as many as 1500 football fields”. This comparison is exactly what Two Sides uses to describe the daily increase of forest area in Europe. The result were 44,000,000 hectares over the last ten years – or put more simply, about the size of Switzerland.
Now this analogy has become reality. In the Carinthian Wörthersee Stadium (Austria), the Swiss artist Klaus Littmann has erected an art installation titled “For Forest”, which will be on display until the end of October. More than 300 trees were dragged into the stadium, some of them real heavyweights. Littmann says: “The question is how we perceive nature. Will it be okay for us, if we only find it in specially designated places in the future? “As long as the installation is up, however, the Austria Klagenfurt team has to play in a neighboring stadium.
See a video about the art installation and read more at CNN Travel.
Text written by Patrick Mader, Two Sides Country Manager in Austria.