esther ainsworth | e_s_t




| in bloom |



interactive sound piece, viewable by appointment at pearl and coutts studios, london


in-ear headphones replace where the trees branches once bloomed and allowing for live sound to fill it's branches   

‘in bloom’ is a direct response to the visual and sonic landscape experienced whilst considering the natural environment on an artist's residency at camac centre for arts and technology in the champagne region of france.

the found, dead tree was discovered on one of a number of runs in the local woodlands, on a winy day whilst listening to house music. at the point where the headphones were removed, the concept for the sculpture was developed. 

the tree was brought back into bloom using buds formed from wired headphones which produce ambient sound recorded, or live streamed from the remote environments where the work has been exhibited. 

using live networked media, the sound generated switches between live microphones in france, italy and the uk.

the re-locating (or re-rooting) of the work allows it to be considered in a greater and more universal context, as the sculptural qualities of obsolete technology and it's replicating nature are explored. 

the tree continues to ‘root’ in each location it is iinvited to exhibit, seeking new sound sources to fill its branches and  settling  transiently in each place.

please contact the artist directly for full pdf portfolio of this piece.





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| projects and works to date....




| cwnd |

| respire in e, d and f |

| new work - lexi |

| warrington voices |

| balfron listening |

| bridge links |

| bridge soundings |

| parallel relay |

| in bloom |

| drive-in sound |

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