I have been developing an ongoing interest in an outdoor practice focusing on our connection to earth, air, water and vegetation since 2010.
I worked in the mountains of the Swiss Grisons at 2000m-2300m altitude with larches and cembra pines some of which were hundreds of years old. This was a significant moment of shaping my outdoor practice through focusing the vibrant field of communication and action that can emerge from within our relationship with trees.
Within my research I used moving, drawing, audio-recording and photography and developed a series of scores of which the 4 Tree Scores for a Woodland Walk can be downloaded here:
Score 1: Arriving – Encountering– Engaging (PDF)
Score 2: Tree Dialogue (PDF)
Score 3: Rhythms of Materiality (PDF)
Score 4: Tree Blanket (PDF)
Practical information for all 4 scores (PDF)
The scores can be done in parks, woodlands and nature reserves. In order to enjoy them fully please read the practical information beforehand.
Idea, concept: Bettina Neuhaus
Photos: Bettina Neuhaus