ln the work I am exploring the Amazon rainforest sounds that we, usually, cannot hear. These sounds are produced by the Amazon rainforest plants, animals, insects and birds. The work is a part of my research on communication among plants, insects and birds to find a way to save forests after birds' extinction. ln this part of research I am interested in ultra sounds. William J. Mattsan and Robert A. Haack, in their paper ""The Role of Drought in Outbreaks of Plant-eating lnsects"", suggested that insects can hear the tree produced sound emissions. The sound emissions in the trees are produced in a cavitation process, when the water from the ground is going up to the tree branches, it produces sounds in the range between 20 kHz and 2000 kHz. My goal during the residency was to record sounds around 30 trees, so I could research these sounds and try to find the sounds that might be made by the tree it self. ln my notebook I marked the tree pattern (how fare the trees are each from the other) of recorded trees. Each tree will be one parabolic speaker (makes sound hearable only in one particular place, like a shower). Speakers will be set up in the same pattern as the trees in my note book and hanged on the ceiling. By walking through the installation and stopping in particular places, you will be able to hear the sounds which one of the 30 trees would hear/produce in the Amazon rainforest.
Idee und Realisation: Rihards Vitols
Prof. Hans W. Koch Karin Lingau Prof. Mathias Antlfinger
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.