Ears Have Eyes – Episode August 9, 2023

Program: Ears Have Eyes

Length: 60 minutes

FOREST PERSPECTIVE: whispers, wildfires, and rewilding words (Part 1)

In Western Canada, like so many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, smoke from nearby wildfires intermittently fills the sky, painting the sun electric pink. In acknowledgement of the hottest July on record, this month’s radio program invited artists to reflect on the non-human perspectives of forests.

What does it mean to think like a tree? To sway in unison with the wind and breath unwanted toxins from the air? To gather and chart histories through carbon? To touch and share nutrients by networks of mycelium, running like gossamer threads through the mysterious underground places of the forest? What does it mean to house animals and tree forts? To be cut down for lumber or catch fire and burn…

In a broader sense, this episode of EARS HAVE EYES asks: can radio be used as a tool for rewilding? For planting seeds of sound to build empathy and action between human listeners and the forests that surround, touch, and sustain us?

This is FOREST PERSPECTIVE: Part 1. Part 2 will air on the second Wednesday of September, 2023.

Đurđija Vucini
Ears to the Ground
Lawrence Galve Parcón
leo magnien
Luba Diduch
Mecanique des Sons
Sebastián Pafundo
Shashank Kothari

To learn more about the artists or submit your own sound art to EARS HAVE EYES, visit www.hibernationproject.ca/ears-have-eyes/ or email [email protected]