paper trees 4+

virtual paper trees

Patrick Borgeat

    • Free



paper trees can be viewed in Karlsruhe (Germany) and in Paris/Gentilly (France).

The tree, an important element in biodiversity, is placed in relation to paper consumption in the artwork. Augmented reality is used to create virtual linden trees (Tilia cordata) and paper stacks. The paper stacks show the relationship of the tree as a producer of raw materials. For the global climate, the consumption of wood – for a daily product like paper – plays an important role, because every 5th tree is felled just for paper. In Germany, 55 kg of graphic paper, such as copy paper, is consumed per person and per year. The 12 virtual trees are therefore only enough for the annual needs of about 60 persons.
With AR, paper trees visualises the connection between nature's resources and our own consumption in a new way.

paper trees | Eva-Maria Lopez in cooperation with Maija Demitere and

3D-Art: Līga Vēliņa
Technical realisation: Patrick Borgeat
Web version: Rogier Jupijn
Translations: Ulrike Streubel
App: ART+

Funded within the framework of the project funding programme for media art of the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe 2022.

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Layout adjustments
Adjustments to the description of the app with information about the new exhibition in Gentilly/Paris
Fixed a potential startup error

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