The Forked Forest Path
This Spring explore the twisting pathways of a fairytale forest that sprang up in the imagination of the internationally renowned Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. This landmark work will be one of Fabrica’s most immersive and memorable exhibitions to date, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary year. Presented in partnership with Brighton Festival, the exhibition will run from 18 May to 20 June 2021.
The Forked Forest Path at Fabrica will take the visitor on a journey through the gallery space, interacting with the natural world. Led by a trail that entices visitors into a dense thicket you will be immersed in an installation filled with branches, saplings and thinnings, combined with a strong, earthy smell reminiscent of a forest floor that enfolds viewers in the sights, scents and textures of a wood in winter.
The Forked Forest Path evokes a strong sense of ‘the woods’ and our relationship to this aspect of nature and human folklore. The artist’s stipulation for recreating The Forked Forest Path is that exhibitors must source branches and saplings locally and sustainably in order to create it. The materials for this exhibition have been sourced from Stanmer Park and Foxwood Forestry near Lewes.