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PERENNIAL LAND - The Data Forest, 2024

An Immersive Cinematic Art Installation

Conceived and Directed by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

Original music composition by Nana Simopoulos

Cinematography, Editing and Visual Effects by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger

Additional Visual Effects by Caryn Heilman - Spacial Sound Design by Ander Agudo

Curated by Patricia Cazorla

Hall of Fame Art Gallery at Bronx Community College - 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453
March 21, 2024 - May 16, 2024 -
Tuesdays-Thursdays - 11am to 3pm or by appointment

May 26 - 6pm: Care and Climate Justice Artists’ Roundtable - Heimbold Visual Arts Center

"Perennial Land" is an experiential installation focused on Climate Justice that immerses us into the beauty of Earth's landscapes and awakens us to the importance of data-driven insights into our impact on nature.

Pictures from Installation at Hall of Fame Gallery - March 2024

Perennial Land - The Data Forest is an experiential installation that combines the beauty of various forest environments with the importance of data-driven insights into a human's impact on nature. Stepping into a space transformed into a multi-climate forest, tech and tools about resources and equity are seamlessly integrated into the environment like trees. We want to push aside the modern habit of thinking of nature–culture divide, decolonize technology and highlight the ways landscape contributes to social, political and psychic ideas of space. The vulnerability of the environment is directly related to that of certain communities. Nature does not need us. We need nature.


Perennial Land - The Data Forest is part of the Care and Climate Justice exhibitions series at Sarah Lawrence College and Bronx Community College with the support of the Mellon Foundation.

Care and Climate Justice is a series of exhibitions that take place at Sarah Lawrence College and Bronx Community College in winter and spring 2024. The exhibitions are funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, which supports the Sarah Lawrence Interdisciplinary Collaborative on the Environment (SLICE). Against the urgency and presentism suggested by “climate crisis,” these exhibitions turn to responses that might be considered careful and slow, and that shed light on the long histories of environmental devastation on this continent shaped by settler colonialism and racial capitalism. As both an ethic and aesthetic, care takes the form of grief and remembrance, of attention and refusal, of adaptation and kinship, and of expansive imagination and storytelling in anticipation and prefiguration of other futures. 

Trailer for the Video Installation

Sarah Lawrence College and Bronx Community College are located in Lenapehoking, close to Manahatta and east of Muhheakantuck (the river that flows both ways – or, the Hudson). Lenapehoking is the ancestral, present, and future homelands of the Lenni-Lenape, who live here in Lenapehoking as well as among the removed Lenape nations located in the lands now known as Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. 

In a commitment to the continuation of Lenapehoking in the wake of settler colonial occupation, Sarah Lawrence College, in collaboration with Bronx Community College and the Center for the Urban River and Beczak, is involved in a Living Land Acknowledgment process, which works towards concrete and meaningful actions, in collaboration with Lenape peoples, to further Lenape relationships to ancestral lands. The living component of the acknowledgment means that it is relational – reflective of and responsive to an ongoing, open-ended dialogue. As part of the work of acknowledgment, we encourage you to support the Lenape Center


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Mellon Foundation.

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