Podcast: A fly’s-eye-view of Among the Trees
Join writer Holly Corfield Carr on this walk through the woods, looking at trees through a fly’s eyes and listening to whether a yellow leaf is louder than a green one.
Holly considers artworks by Giuseppe Penone, Robert Smithson, Roxy Paine and Mariele Neudecker, and interweaves her own words with poems by Vahni Capildeo, Emily Dickinson, Sasha Dugdale and Alice Oswald.
“If we dig down through to the roots of a word, we find them tangled with the roots of another word, another wood of language that has grown into and out of itself.”
Holly Corfield Carr
Holly Corfield Carr is a writer and research fellow in contemporary poetry and sculpture at the University of Cambridge.
Holly has made poems, books and performances for museums, galleries and unusual sites including a wassail for an orchard, a passenger ferry called Matilda and, as part of her residency for the National Trust, an artist’s book and herbarium of poems and pressings made in the woods between New Years Day and midsummer.
Vahni Capildeo, ‘Seed, For Maya’ in Venus as a Bear (Carcarnet, 2018)
Sasha Dugdale, ‘Ten Moons’ in Red House (Carcarnet, 2011)
Alice Oswald, ‘Tree Ghosts’ in Woods, etc. (Faber, 2005)
Production and sound design by Ed Prosser.
Final weeks: Among the Trees at the Hayward Gallery
\UNTIL SAT 31 OCT Pre-booking online is essential.
What do trees mean to us – and what do we mean to them? Consider life from a different perspective as you wander through the forest at our acclaimed Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees, closing soon.
Featuring artists including Robert Adams, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig, William Kentridge and Steve McQueen, Among the Trees challenges how we think about time and invites us to explore our relationships with trees and forests.
Pre-booking online is essential.