Listening TreesPast Productions
A co-production with Mercurial Wrestler
Listening Trees is the possibility of a connection with a stranger. When you sit at a Listening Tree it connects you to another seat somewhere else where someone else is sitting and you can talk and listen through the horns for as long or as briefly as you wish. When you leave the seat the connection is lost so when you sit back down you could be connected to another person on another seat, somewhere else.
In October 2015 we installed them across Torbay as part of Ageing Well Festival for their first trial.
Each Listening Tree is comprised of a handmade seat and horn which is attached to a pre-existing tree in a suitable location.
The technology is designed so that the project can be scaled by the infinite addition of new seats.