TalkingTrees is a collaboration between artists, musicians and scientists with the goal to unify people and nature. The initiative comes from artist Bert Barten who is concerned about our unnatural way of living.
When the Polish government announced the destruction of the forest of Białowieża, the last primeval forest in Europe, Bert could not take it any more. He had to help create a broader knowledge and a deeper understanding about trees.
The result is an interactive audiovisual installation. It consists of four tree-sensors which are connected to a series of analogue audio synthesizers.
The sensors provide information about the sap flow speed, foto synthesis, volatile organic compounds and temperature.