Lumír Hladík, Action art / intervention (video)
Location – The Junction, Toronto, Canada
Date: May 4th 2013
For me, a fence always was, and still is, a symbol of mistrust. In Toronto, there is a stretch of 400 meters of chicken wire fence, which separates the rail tracks from Dundas Street West. For decades, growing trees and bushes, following their natural instinct, are incessantly crossing this arbitrary boundary from both sides of the fence. Despite being cut down by the City’s workers on annual basis, many of the branches are permanently fused with the fence’s wires and cannot be removed. On 4th of May 2013, using medical gauze, I dressed the cut-off tips of about twenty of these amputated tree-limbs.