photo: TRASHMAS TREES
As series captured in Berlin in Jan/Feb2020
thousands of Christmas Tree corplses tossed out on the streets, like stranded plant-bases wahles... the dont beliong here, rootless, in the middle of the big city traffic jungle-
Another sign of our demented collective cultural psyche raping the natural resources at our will for our pleasure and commodity-
We grow millons of trees in enourmous mono cultures drowned in pesticides ready to sell for this old Chistian (actually pre-christian/ pagan) ritual of adorning the green tree in the middle of winter in our home- as the sign of hope - making it the center piece of our pseudo worhip, the jewel of our festive Christmas living rom decor.
A week later, they have fallen from grace- done their seasonal service, useless now for us, dumped out in the streets. Sure, they tell us its ok- the BSR ( municipal garbage company) is taking car of it, brunifgn them in their biogas plants to make energy . End of February, hundreds of needled corpses still lie in thre streets, pitiful memorials of the " ex and hop" mentality of a society disconnected from the natural cycles of life .