Taking place on Halloween, when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, Becoming the Forest invites you to take part in an audio journey populated by the voices of previous forest dwellers and visitors.
Taking place at the threshold to Epping Forest, the tree-clad piece of land filled with stories, rumours and non-human beings, Becoming the Forest presents a sound-based installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, celebrating the oncoming winter.
Join past forest dwellers including Boudicca, Jacob Epstein and Algernon Blackwood, as well as the voices of the trees themselves, and expect incantations made up of dark folk, beech tree divination, tree-biologists and forest historians, black metal screeches and field recordings of the forest. A special commission with artist Una Hamilton Helle.
Becoming the Forest is part of The People's Forest season - a series of events exploring our relationship with Epping Forest, interrogating the deep bond we have with forests and woodland, and how this relationship is culturally determined.
Image credit: Kirsteen McNish