An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of something you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.
The intention tree is an interactive art installation utilising the forest to cultivate positive change and motivation, mindfulness and promote the principles of permaculture.
The intention tree will be an area of reflection and calmness. Festival goers will be encouraged to fill the space and enjoy the decorated tree. Seed packets will be distributed and hung from the tree’s branches. Those wishing to interact will have access to a pen and tag, on which they write their individual intention and tie to a branch. They can then remove one of the seed packets to take home at the end of the festival to plant and enjoy, serving as a reminder for their intention set at BiTF.
The project is a collaboration with Village Vancouver, who have agreed to donate seeds for the project. This collective is the official Transition Initiative for the city of Vancouver and a hub for communities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. They coordinate, organize and facilitate individuals, neighbourhoods and organizations to work together to build sustainable and resilient communities, cities and bioregions.
The trunk will be decorated using the Yarn Bombing technique to create a stunning psychedelic visual. After the festival, the material will be converted into blankets and donated to the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. All other decorations (minus the lighting) will be created from recycled materials. Wind chimes will add a layer of sound to aid the ambiance of the installation.