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Tree Talks - the Linden Tree (Memorypark)
A performativ journey in the Memoryp park in The Old town of Oslo. 

Concept and work by LATERNA // Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal, in colleboration with Pernille Bønkan and Per Platou.

At Minneparken (Ruinparken), the audience are invited to a different guided tour with sound as main focus. This is created in collaboration with the old linden tree, Pernille Bønkan and Per Platou. The roots of the linden tree go deep beneath the city of Oslo. Layers of history and histories are revealed and reality begins to slip.

Tree Talks – the Linden Tree is part of the theater festival Heddadagene 2021.

Part of the spring program at Black Box teater, Oslo (NO).

CoSA-Concernig the Spirituak in Art, Part 2 (2018-2022)

                                                                                    Photos: André Wulf.  Sound: Per Platou. 

Tree Talks Practice - The Linden Tree (2018-2021)

Tree Talks is a practice that is part of CoSA project.

From 2018-2022 through all four seasons, the Tree Talks project will visit four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. The tallest trees towering the urban landscape were planted over 200 years ago. They have seen the city change and grow, in parallel to their own roots.Through meditation and other methods to awake the sensuous, we spend time and enter dialogue with each tree.

LATERNA has invited four other artists, one for each tree, to join the practice; Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco, Pernille Bønkan and Ingvild Langgård/Margrethe Pettersen. In addition, Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes are involved in meeting all four trees throughout the period, as well as Per Platou and Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud have come in at a later stage when realising our artistic responses. Based on the ‘conversations’ with each tree, we develop responses in the form of performative work that we invite the audience along to experience.  

LATERNA seeks out to find alternative entering points to choreography. Tree Talks strive to allow something to occur – rather than focusing on producing. Together we listen into what is present and experience a different spending of time.

                         ALL RIGHTS SERVED Inger-Reidun Olsen // 2022