Connecting people with earth
Mindful acts of listening in nature can be a good way of calming the mind and learning about biodiversity. This project worked with a group of local participants and focused on birds and plants in nearby woodlands. The participants used sensory observational methods, such as listening and foraging for natural materials, to interact with the natural world. The creative responses included voice, audio, sound drawings, and nest sculptures.
"The propensity of our indigenous brothers and sisters to consult the animate earth around them, listening close to the land-carefully watching the patterned movements of other animals, attending to their diverse songs, signs, and gestures- all this in an obvious consequence of the expansive experience of language as a property that belongs to all things, and not solely to humankind."
David Abram Becoming Animal