In answer to you call for project, we suggest an artwork with a symbolic and calming relationship between human and nature.
Then we would like to submit our creation entitled «Pulsations». This installation creates a symbolic mirror between the body and the tree.
Like most of our works, this creation offers a singular sensory and relational approach, close to empathy. It draws a continuity, a powerfull and symbolic unity between our body and the environment. The work will produce a sensitive attention to the vegetal world and will offer moments of sharing, concentration and rest. We would like to create a new sound version of this artwork and to design a new specific circular seat around the tree. We suggest to do this artwork with one or two trees.
Put your ear against the trunk
Pulsation is a sound installation artwork with a living tree.
In contact with the trunk, spectators can hear and feel heartbeat’s sounds and vibrations.
With its roots and its high branches, the tree is a kind of link between earth and sky. For Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the wind allows to run the sap in the tree, it is the external heart of the plant.
The tree is a symbol of the body too, through its cover and its flesh. It is like a mirror of the body. The spectator hears and feels the sonorous vibrations when he puts his ear or his body against the trunk.
The entire tree is in resonance with a human heartbeat. This sound generates sensory, organic and soothing relationships between the tree and the body.
The body experience is total, impressive and can give the feeling of being one with the tree: the sound resonates both in the tree and in our own body. The sound of the heartbeat creates a continuity, a powerfull and symbolic unity. The touch allows to share a unique proximity with a tree.
The chosen tree will have a sound identity with organic heartbeats and inspired by the body. It will generate meditative, listening, collective and intimate times, by offering a symbolic mirror with our own bodies.
Pulsations will be installed discreetly in the landscape, by generating relational and emotional impacts between the body and the tree as with the environment.
The circular seat around the trunk will make the work visible. It will also enhance a singular proximity to the tree and will provide a meeting place for visitors.
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