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If a Tree Falls in a Forest collects interviews on artistic experiments and scientific research to explore the contours of human sensoria.
Both an unfinished hypothesis and a reference to an oft-discussed riddle—if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?—it leaves us with a question—what constitutes reality?
Think about high-pitched sounds of insects, chemical flows, wavelengths of light that do not reach our retina, Earth’s magnetic field, and other dynamics of the world that happen beyond human perception. The collected conversations with the artists suggest new modes of attention, taking back the agency over tools and knowledge accessible.
Our senses are limited but not fixed. Using technologies that extend the boundaries of our natural sensory environment, If a Tree Falls in a Forest addresses perception and sensual awareness in nonhuman, technological, and human dimensions.
With contributions by Mark IJzerman, Merle Bergers, Roland van Dierendonck, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Jokūbas Čižikas, Philip Vermeulen, Ignas Pavliukevičius, and Sandra Golubjevaitė.
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Editor: Katažyna Jankovska
Graphic Design: Studio Janne Beldman
Proofreading: Arabella Turner
Printed: Ridderprint, The Netherlands
Published by Krea, the Netherlands
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140x200mm/ 120pages/ biotop 100grams/ in an edition of 100
If a Tree Falls in a Forest (2023)
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