Mon 16 Jan – Sun 22 Jan 2017
Seven hand-crafted divination cards and seven sonic compositions, each corresponding to a tree in the Queen Victoria Gardens surrounding the MPavilion. Following on from last season’s debut of Tree-telling, Brisbane-based artist Caitlin Franzmann’s Tree-telling returns to MPavilion in 2017 adding a new divination card and sonic composition to the pack, bringing the deck to the magical number seven.
In Tree-telling, Franzmann deploys hand-crafted divination cards as the trigger for experimental one-on-one encounters between the artist and individual participants. The seven cards are paired with seven sound compositions, each corresponding to a tree in the Queen Victoria Gardens surrounding the MPavilion: Canary Island Palm, River Red Gum, London Plane, Algerian Oak, Jacaranda, Atlas Cedar and Lilly Pilly. Selecting a card from the deck, visitors embark on a journey that proceeds from card reading, to a shared walk from MPavilion to their chosen tree and back, to experimental listening session.
Caitlin and her assistant Nancy Lin will be at MPavilion awaiting visitors at the following times:
Monday 16 January to Friday 20 January—11am–2pm
Saturday 21 January to Sunday 22 January—11am–4pm
Please note that bookings are required to reserve a free spot via this form.
Music for the Tree-telling sonic works is composed by David M Thomas.
Tree-telling is a Liquid Architecture project developed for MPavilion.