In Juily 2009 I was part of an international project at The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, working with eleven other artists, some from France, Germany and Romania.
During this period I produced two works :
The Pinetum is no place to park your tree
As female cones ripen and fall, they release their memories to propagate the next generation.
This is an audio installation consisting of pine cones from the Cedrus atlantica, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinus sylvestris and Sequioa sempervirens, halved, with headphone buds inserted. They broadcast sounds recorded over three weeks during the Art in the Arboretum project in July 2009. You can visit the artworks until July 31st.
For further information about the project, a map of the artworks, and photos visit