'Forest Listening' at Unearthing Landscapes Symposium
'Forest Listening' was installed at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in Surrey for the Unearthing Landscapes Symposium on 10 October 2019. Here, the canvas banners were hung from the lowest canopy branches of a majestic maple tree – the only living greenery in the university courtyard – and the sound element of the installation played from speakers lining the open-air space.
I returned to UCA Farnham on 16 March 2020 to find that the maple tree had been cut down. I had grown incredibly close to this ancient tree during my time installing the artwork and I felt its loss deeply, as did many of the staff and students that I talked to that day.