Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Brane ZORMAN: The Tree Spirits | Touch

Artist’s notebook which was created during the work on the project The Tree Spirits | Touch.

The Tree Spirits| Touch sound work reflects on the life of a tree, speculating on its acoustic component, and explores the interaction of an individual part of a plant with the colony of organisms and the forest biotic community. The sound recordings give voice to the existence of a tree in its annual and life cycles which begin and end in silence. The silence anticipating the springtime resurgence of sap flow, and the silence of destruction caused by climate change, drought, and fires.

Link to the artist’s notebook in pdf.

The notebook in physical form is available at our headquarters at Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana. Please send prior notice to to arrange the time and date for your visit.


Tree Spirits | The Touch

Artist: Brane Zorman
Consulting: Valentina Cvetkovič, Boris Semenič
Vibration sensor design: Gregor Krpič
Fieldwork (Trzin): Morales d.o.o., Rok Rucigaj, Boštjan Divjak
Photo: Brane Zorman, Irena Pivka
Slovenian editing and translation: Melita Silič
Publisher: Cona, zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana, 2021
Book collection: Steklenik 2020/21 / 3
Print run: 200 copies
Not for sale

The artwork was developed for Steklenik, gallery for sound, bioacoustucs and art.
Locations: Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art,
MGLC, Švicarija, 3rd programme of Radio Slovenia – Ars programme
Production: Cona, 2020/2021
Co-production: University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana
Thanks: Zavod Kersnikova 4

CONA is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana, department of culture
The Steklenik project is supported by the Ministry of Culture.

Made available in pdf format at, on 1 January 2023.

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