in our industrial socienty, there has been developed a specific language that is composed by rules and paragraphs in order to define certain industrial products, fabrication-methods and measurement-procedures to classify industrial production, in which an ecological perception or point of view of the material itself, do not exist. the european norm DIN EN 844-7 is a vocabular of this language. It tries to define a terminology that deals with the definition of the anatomic structure of round and sawn timber, in order to classify wooden material for industrial production and trade. an ecological point of view, concerning this specific material having formerly been a tree, a plant, a photo-synthesis processing lively organism, does not play a role in this „industrial way of perception“. and it is this kind of „industrial way of perception“, that in a way disconnects ourselves from nature and environment by producing perceptual and conceptual connotations wherein aspects of nature and naturalness do not take place anymore.
every tree produces fisseling and crackeling sounds, as soon as a gust of wind flows through its branches. you can hear and listen to these sounds by leaning your ear against a tree or even by placing your hand on the surface of a tree. this phenomenon is used to give a wooden object an auditory aspect of liveliness. in these works, aspects of visual and auditory perception, livelyness of material will be made noticeable. the sounds being perceived, imply movement, extension, elongation and contraction. possible visually detected fissures of the wooden material find their auditory pendant with the aid of the sounds being heared. the geometric, unnatural form in which the tree is „pressed“, are being thwarted by ideas, notions and concepts, that are carried out by organic structured sounds from lively trees.
two wooden plancks (rough, ready and seamed) in the dimensions of 2.5m x 25cm x 5cm are parallely arranged in an upside position in a distance of approx. 17cm. 2 transducers are attached to these plancks in 2 different positions on the exterior sides of these plancks and represent possible branches of the tree. The sounds that are emitted by the loudspeakers all derive from trees, whose branches are moving in the wind.
80 wooden plancks (rough,ready and seamed) in the dimensions of 2.5m x 25cm x 5cm are being arranged sothat a wooden block results in the dimension of 1m x 1m x 2.5m. The whole construction isi being held together with two straps of steel, that are positioned around the top and the bottom side of the wooden block. 4 transducers are installed inside this wooden block which are emitting fisseling and crackeling sound into the wooden material.