Chinese artist Zheng Bo (1974) animates the new edition of the Artist Garden of the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Their artistic practice, closely connected to ecological themes and Taoist wisdom, aims to create an intimate rapport with the plant world. To do this, Zheng Bo uses various languages, from dance to cinema, from drawings to installations. Their works explore the fundamental principles of human relations with the natural world and invite us to pay more attention to the ways in which we interact with our surrounding reality. The commission created by the artist for the Jameel Arts Centre is inspired by a typical plant in the region, the umbrella thorn acacia, known locally as the Samur, one of the most resistant trees of the Arabian peninsula, providing food and shelter to humans, birds, camels and insects, as well as being present in literature, poetry and religious texts throughout the ages. To pay homage to the tenacity and strength of the tree, the vivacity of its branches and the delicateness of its leaves, Zheng Bo has choreographed a dance in which two dancers interact with a Samur tree. The performance is presented as an cinematographic installation within a landscape of indigenous plants which prosper in the desert.