The wrapped or potted root-balls in Ilona Ruegg's series 'Trees older than me, waiting' (1997) were carefully uprooted and stored. Thus they are separated from their origins, and also insulated against their present location. 'Uprooted matter' is not just being stored here; the act of storage shifts it into contexts and arrangements in which roots are replaced by quite different linking forms. The hoses that water the trees make the storage arrangement into a network, extending the root strands into a supply system that ties them together and puts them on a equal footing. ....Location is replaced by storage as a transitional position, with potential future locations inscribed within it....So the trees occupy, in a fundamental arrangement of temporal and spatial shifts, variable positions that do not create a place/location, but a hybrid space that reaches out in all dimensions, thus also extending into the 'me' of the title. This is always included in the arrangement as a reference-point and opens the tree-picture machine on to a deterritorialized subjectivity.