Who are you hearing me?, interspecies performance, approx. 15’00, 2016
In collaboration with a tree
This project is intended to be an outdoor listening experience. The artist performs a text—written for an onsite tree—and relays this text to the tree using her finger to write on the tree’s surface. The action is amplified using a microphone fastened to the tree. Numerous headphones allows the audience to listen in. For the performance at Branching Out in Somerset: Making Art with Trees (2016) the artist worked with a young crab apple (Malus gorgeous gorgeous), and the text performed was:
What do you hear me?
Who are you hearing me?
Am I hearing you where?
I am hearing you when…
2016, Branching Out in Somerset: Making Art with Trees, Somerset, UK, curated by Camilla Nelson and Alex Metcalf
Graduate Liberal Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver