Høstutstillingen 2018 – Statens Kunstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
sound installation

Treverk is an ongoing series of installations based on audio recordings of minuscule movements in trees. Changes in the electrical conductivity in two of the installations logs controls the sound played from the exhibitions other trees.
Surface transducers have been attached to the installations trees in which the recordings were originally captured, allowing the sound to be affected by the logs in real time. Making the trees integral parts of the installations speakers.
The tree used in this work was brought down by strong winds (found material) before I started working with it. No trees were cut by me to make this work.
The wood is returned to its place of origins after the exhibition period. This to continue its decomposition process, as a host to various species and to fertilize the forest floor.

Høstutstillingen 2018 – Joakim Blattmann