Talking Trees


Talking Trees
This ongoing series of site-specific audio plays created for particular trees and shrubs is loosely based on the old Irish beth-luis-nion (birch-rowan-ash-) alphabet. So far the following trees have had their say:
Birch, Rowan, Ash, Alder, Sycamore (2003)
Oak, Sycamore, Linden, Pine, Spruce (2004)
Willow (2006)
Apple (2008)
Hawthorn (2010)
Hazel (2016)
 
The talking trees have appeared as sound installations or nonstop miniature audio plays written, performed and recorded by AA in the following contexts:
 
The Hazel (Pähkinä – Nöt –Nut). Tri-lingual site-specific sound work FIN, SWE, EN. Duration à 11-12 min. Hidden Art environmental art exhibition in Pori, Finland at the location N61*29.515,EO21*48.001  13.5.-31.8.2016 See presentation of exhibition and catalogue
 
In the shadow of the Hawthorn.Tri-lingual site-specific sound installation FIN, SWE, EN. Duration 4 x 5 min. Living Room 306, 4 km2 –festival Turku 2.-5.6.2010. see presentation and festival website
 
Omenapuu [Apple Tree] Site-specific audio play. FIN. Duration 30 min. Hiidentie/Taiteen tiet, environmental art exhibition, Salo area 5.6.-6.9. 2008.
 
Pajun puhetta [Willow talk]. Site-specific audio play in two parts FIN. Duration 5 min. Tuntematon Töölö [Unknown Töölö] –exhibition. Helsinki 25.-29.4.2006.
 
Puut puhuvat [Trees Talk]. Site-specific audio plays (monologues). FIN. Duration 5 x 4 min. Minna’s Park, ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio 16.-19.9. 2004. See festival website
 
Puut Puhuvat [Trees Talk]. Site-specific audio plays (monologues). FIN. Duration 5 x 4-6 min. Reviiri –exhibition on Harakka Island 3.7.-14.9. 2003. See presentation

Annette Arlander makes notes on work in progress and archives her previous work