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Tree Talks

By LATERNA // Marianne Skjeldal and Inger-Reidun Olsen

A practice that is part of CoSA – Concerning the Spiritual in Art project.
From 2018-2021 through all four seasons, the Tree Talks project will visit four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. Through meditation and other methods, we spend time and enter dialogue with each tree.
LATERNA has invited four other artists, one for each tree; Ingvild Langgård, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco and Pernille Bønkan. In addition, Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes will be involved in all the meetings throughout the period. Based on the ‘conversations’ with the tree, we develop responses in the form of performative work that we invite the audience onboard to experience.  

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.

During three weeks in September 2020, LATERNA, Terje Tjøme Mossige and Fernanda Branco shared the collaboration that they have done with the old Copper Beech at Our Saviour’s Cemetery.

More sharings will come in Spring 2021.

Supported by Arts Council Norway

Photos: LATERNA
 Valnøtt treet               Lønnetreet                 Linden                      Blodbøken

                         ALL RIGHTS SERVED Inger-Reidun Olsen // 2022 
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