TREEHU MANA is both a research-project and video-work. With practices and technologies of listening it „confrontes ourselves with the silence of nature“ (Christopher Manes). Listening is seen as an experience that has the potential to open ourselves towards the unexpected. It is seen as method that requires exposure and vulnerability and aims to unlearn a language based idea of being interconnected with the environment. TREEHU MANA is an invitation to rehearse awareness that we are speaking while we are listening.
Listening understood as a practice is extended and transferred to the whole body as well as to sensors and technical devices. Through different ways of listening and in self-exposure to trees and a forest, fragile, multi-layered ways of speaking are sought.