Created for MDIA300/VAST320 - Sound, Media, Ecology under professor Julie Andreyev.
Collaborative performances between students and trees using contact microphones and touch gestures. This project sought to expand the performer's awareness of a nonhuman actor, their chosen tree. Beginning with a Tree Awareness meditation, the performers then experimented with touch gestures, actively listening to the tree's response and acoustic characteristics. These gestures were then brought together into an improvisational performance, in concert with the tree, the performer, and other nonhuman agents such as birds or wind.