Gabrielle Hoad

Read (to) the trees  |  2017-2018

'Read (to) the trees' is an ongoing research project inviting contributions from human and nonhuman participants. It began with Return by 24/9/2017, when unwanted books, stored for many years in a barn at West Town Farm Devon, were read to trees in a nearby copse, prior to being pulped. A similar activity formed part of Fatal Exchanges at the Cotley Estate in 2017 and the project was further developed in collaboration with Megan Calver as a series of public events, culminating in a sound piece for 'Art on the East Devon Way' commissioned for the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton in Autumn 2018.