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Tree Talks

By LATERNA // Marianne Skjeldal and Inger-Reidun Olsen

Tree Talks is an artistic practice that is part of CoSA – Concerning the Spiritual in Art project.
From 2018-2021 through all four seasons we have visited four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. Through meditation and other methods, we have spent time with and dialoguing with each tree.
LATERNA invited four other artists to joun them in their practice, one artist for each tree; Ingvild Langgård/Margrethe Pettersen, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco and Pernille Bønkan. In addition to them, the visual artists Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes did their own practice with one of the trees throughout the period. Based on the ‘conversations’ with each tree, we developed four different performative works, as a respond to each tree. The performances was shared with an audience.   

LATERNA is Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal. Tree Talks seek out to find alternative entering points to choreography. Their practice strives to allow something to occur – rather than always focusing on producing, and to experience a different spending of time.

Supported by Arts Council Norway

 Valnøtt treet               Lønnetreet                    Linden                      Blodbøken

                         ALL RIGHTS SERVED Inger-Reidun Olsen // 2022