Talking Trees / 树说/述说

Talking Trees/树说/述说 invites you to listen to a living archive of stories at two trees, imported from China, by downloading audio via a QR code. The stories, told by Chinese speakers in English and Mandarin, explore the notion of roots/routes and how trees have grown over time as a metaphor for migration and belonging. One tree represents the idea of ‘leaving home’ while the other,  the idea of ‘arriving home’. An immersive audio-walk links the two trees at the University of Nottingham’s botanical garden. Co-created with Dr Lan Lo (University of Nottingham) and Chris Cousin (De Montfort University). Supported by Manchester School of Art and the Nottingham Confucius Institute.