Superblue Miami presents an immersive installation by Es Devlin, entitled “Forest of Us.” The reflective environment inspired by the human respiratory system. Fresh from her creation of the Weeknd’s dizzying Super Bowl 2021 stage, Devlin has made a mirror maze that connects the organic geometry of trees, from roots to branches, with the very vital organ, the lungs. The work was initially conceived in response to forest fires in California and Brazil. The focus on the human breath reads anew given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which can gravely affect the respiratory system, as well as the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and the subsequent rallying cry “I can’t breathe” became in international protests last year.
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