Dialoguing With Trees: Between a Sequoia and Clipped Lindens in Aalborg

For this performance I got into an empathic state with the trees and attempted to convey to them the divergent impressions of nature within an art context. I achieved this with nonverbal actions and various found elements. The grouping of trees that I intend to work with attest to how for centuries people have been trying to “tame" nature; making it conform to varying cultural ideals.

As successive art movements have been built on top of each other, it necessitated some contextualization in order to let these trees know how art movements have evolved and shaped their present state.

Photos by Ellen Frijs