The Listening Project

If we think of ourselves as trees, we would generally behave better towards each other. Without the faculty of sight the botanical world grows and lives alongside us with an unheard voice. Annette Tesoriero directs the multi-dimensional performance of ten participants over the age of 60 in a work centred on listening and allowing space for acoustic relations with ourselves and each other.  The character of a variety of trees in the Shoalhaven River area metaphorically held this knowing silence. Some participants had a favourite tree, some had a favourite forest to walk in and others used trees to remember, or to gift as new beginnings.  The associative environment and the uniqueness of the human mind amongst its labyrinth was a joy to project, with pre-made films 7 metres high on a square format cyclorama, to observe the rhythmic visual forms interrelating with performers' brief vignettes of voice and simple movement.

Produced by Bundanon Trust