The Digital Forest

Signal Film and Media

The Digital Forest

Lose yourself in this online experience of wandering through a forest created through participatory workshops.

Grizedale Forest and Signal Film and Media, with support from Art Fund, have commissioned the digital artist and curator Jessica El Mal to create a new, online participatory artwork responding to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in the North West of England.

During lockdown the forest has continued to grow, wildlife became more abundant and changed its behaviour, people formed a new sense of value for access to outdoor space and nature.
The Digital Forest captures a truly unique moment in time as visitors slowly return to the forest and once again become reconnected with nature. This project has been designed so that underrepresented groups are very much part of that reconnection. Through a process of socially distanced workshops and online zoom workshops we opened up the forest to become the gallery, studio and playground for all as new relationships are formed through digital media and creativity.

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