Mediterranean Olive Trees
Olive trees are some of the oldest living entities on Earth. They nobly stand witness, as they have for centuries, to the
establishment and passing of countless political and ecological episodes. Their emotional, psychological, political,
and nourishing attributes have been celebrated and sought for millennia. Today, the European olive tree is under a
grave and growing threat from Xylella fastidiosa, a deadly plant pathogen.
The project skirts the Mediterranean rim, from Morocco and Spain in the west, to Lebanon and Syria in the east.
It explores, documents, and artistically records the relationship between the trees and their custodians. It celebrates
individual trees, owners, workers, while cataloguing and recording regional practices.
The resulting multimedia collections are designed to enhance our universal appreciation for these magnificent trees
and their ageless heritage, whilst also using this as a platform to raise our level of awareness, active protection, and
responsibility to our increasingly fragile singular and collective eco system.
For further information please get in touch with Axel directly.