A FOREST INVADING A STADIUM TO CHALLENGE THE COMMON PERCEPTION OF NATURE
For Forest Installation in the Wörthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria
For Forest – the unending attraction of nature, is a temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann and Austria’s largest public art installation to date. Bringing together art, nature and architecture in an unprecedented way, this monumental art intervention transformed the Wörthersee soccer stadium in Klagenfurt into a Central European mixed forest, with nearly 300 trees, some weighing up to six tons, carefully installed on the existing playing field. For Forest was open daily and free to the public until October 27, 2019.Inspired by Austrian artist and architect Max Peintner’s (1937) dystopian drawing “The Unending Attraction of Nature,” which Littmann discovered nearly thirty years ago, For Forest finally brought this vision to life. For Forest supported the most pressing issues of our time, such as climate change and deforestation, and sought to challenge our perception of nature and question its future.