Dialogue 13'14" from Ju-An Hsieh on Vimeo.
This work was created in March 2020, during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Most European countries locked down their cities to prevent it from spreading. Citizens couldn’t go outdoors, they can only kill their time by chatting online.
I stayed in the Netherlands during this tough time, with the help of a psychic, had remote dialogues with trees and forests over the course of a few weeks. Topics discussed included: the Philosophy of Life and Death, Environmental Changes, and Social Movements. In these invisible and unprovable dialogues, we tried to listen to the life experiences of plants so as to perceive the world from the perspective of forests.