The Listening Wood is a site-specific installation and digital poetic walk around fourteen of Hampstead Heath’s ancient and veteran trees. Visitors to Golders Hill Park are able to interact with the work via either sms or thelisteningwood.com to generate a poetic record of their encounter with the trees, recalling the Romantic tradition of the Heath.
The Listening Wood is the result of a collaboration with computer scientists from Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, and the City of London Corporation arborists. It was possible thanks to funding from PETRAS and the EPSRC. Text messages are charged at standard network rates.