from TURUN SANOMAT

[January 2007]

Japanilainen Hideki Kanno saapui Turkuun
joulukuun alussa Titanikin residenssitaiteilijaksi.
Kuukauden ajan hän on rakentanut galleriaan
virtuaalista metsää Tree Story Forest, joka
kertoo moniäänisesti puista.

Työskennellessään viime vuonna
Yhdysvalloissa Kanno pyysi kirjailija
Stephen
Ausherman
ia kirjoittamaan tekstejä, joiden
kaikkien aiheena oli puu.

- Ausherman lupautui ja kirjoitti minulle sata
puutarinaa. Niistä kolmekymmentä on
toteutettu tähän näyttelyyn. Tekstit ovat
erilaisia, niissä on runoutta, esimerkiksi haikuja,
Hideki Kanno kertoo. ...
from EDITION/100

[October 2006]

"Tree Story Forest Project" is a collaboration work with an
American writer,
Stephen Ausherman. Ausherman created 100
abstract-poetry-like tree stories; Kanno asked people whom he
met during his international travels to read the tree stories into a
voice recorder. By playing the collected tree stories as a sound
installation/performance piece, the spoken words form an
imaginary "forest" in the air. The first forest appeared in Tokyo
on August 20th, 2006.

...

By sending the voices of tree stories, Kanno attempts to represent
a certain sense of respect, affection, wonder, and even fear to
nature. The landscape each people sees through this project
would different, but comunicating with the "Tree Stories" is a
trigger for the audience to pay attention to the nature.

"Tree Story Forest Project" for the "Edition/100" is on CD-R.
Written tree stories are also enclosed in both English and Japanese.
from BABELKUNST

[June 2006]

... Til "The Story Forest Project" har han samlet stemmer fra
mange flere land; fra Polen, USA, Japan, Russland, Taiwan,
Norge, Sverige, Finland og Polen. "The Story Forest Project" er
et av hans samarbeidsprosjekt med den amerikanske forfatteren
Stephen Ausherman, som skriver tekstene. Tekstene er små
poetiske brokker om trær, som Kanno så får folk til å lese inn i
mikrofon. Dette interaktive prosjektet har pågatt i flere år, og
han forteller meg at han allerede planlegger flere turer, blant
annet til Østerrike, Tyskland og Frankrike. ...
Tree Story Forest Project
[senryu forest]