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ReRoot is a hybrid soundwalk performance created by composer and sound artist Robert Coleman and dance artist Laura Sarah Dowdall for Barnaslingan Wood. It explores the interaction of sound and touch to re-connect with the forest and our bodies and brings our relationship with the natural world into question. This experience seeks to deepen and help renew our relationship with nature and in doing so, allows us to challenge the existing conditions which have brought us into this climate and biodiversity crisis. Using a variety of recording techniques around the forest including contact microphones (microphones which sense audio vibrations through solid objects) and geophones (microphones which sense seismic waves in the earth) Robert has recorded sounds typically inaudible to the human ear opening us up to a new perspective on the living world around us. This listening is deeply rooted in our tactile connection with the eco-system of the Woods, complemented by Laura’s practice in dance, spoken word and somatic sensing, we will explore the moments when touch becomes sound, and sound becomes touch.

ReRoot is part of Nature and Place, an initiative of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office. It is supported by Coillte and the Dublin Mountains Partnership.

Meeting Point: Barnaslingan Wood Car Park Please bring headphones and a smartphone. Parts of this walk will feature audio hosted on the Echoes app which you will need to download. Full information and links will be sent to you in advance of the event. Technical assistance will be available on-site before the beginning of the walk. Please get in touch if you do not have access to headphones and a smartphone. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event start time. This is to ensure Echoes app and headphones is working correctly for all participants. The walk is completely outdoors, and the route involves crossing uneven ground and so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Please note that ReRoot is not suitable for small children or anyone who is mobility impaired. This experience will include aspects of audience participation The duration of the walk will be approximately 75 minutes. Booking is essential for all participants. As places are limited, please only reserve a ticket if you will be present for the event. Tickets are free.




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