Mother Trees are large, highly connected trees that play an important role in the flow of information and resources in a forest. Feral Practice draws on scientific, artistic and more esoteric methods of interspecies communication to suggest how we might connect to trees as persons, teachers, guardians, kin. Participants are drawn into porous visual and sonic connectivity with the plant and fungal world through active listening exercises, participatory performance, solo work, and speculative improvisations. Together, we seek to listen towards and speak from this lively world beyond the human.
The title is from the poem Canopy by Emily Berry.
This event was part of Sonic Fields, a new programme of participatory works and events by experimental musicians and artists who incorporate sound in their practice. Other commissioned artists are The Leaf Library @theleaflibrary and Juneau Projects @juneau_projects