Tree Talks

1.–20. september 2020

The performance is free to watch, but you need to book your place in advance. More information is coming. The tallest trees towering the urban landscape were planted over 120 years ago. They have seen the city change and grow, in parallel to their own roots.

During three weeks in September, LATERNA will invite us to join Tree Talks, a practice that is part of CoSA – Concerning the Spiritual in Art project. From 2018-2021 through all four seasons, the project will visit four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. Through meditation and other methods, we spend time and enter dialogue with each tree.

LATERNA has invited four other artists, one for each tree; Ingvild Langgård, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco and Pernille Bønkan. In addition, Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes will be involved in all the meetings throughout the period. Based on the ‘conversations’ with the tree, we develop responses in the form of performative work that we invite the audience onboard to experience, this time in collaboration with the old Copper Beech at Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Terje Tjøme Mossige and Fernanda Branco.

LATERNA is Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal. Tree Talks seek out to find alternative entering points to choreography. Their practice strives to ​​allow something to occur – rather than always focusing on producing, and to experience a different spending of time. 

Fall Program 2020