Valls Hage Arboretum, Valbo
The construction work of Valls Hage began in 1956. The purpose was to collect Swedish trees and shrubs for forest and botanical education, but also for the benefit of the public. There are about 200 tree species
An umbrella tree and a maple tree with deep-leaved leaves, which is the last known living specimen in Sweden, have been planted here.
Reality-based Audio Workshop is a meeting of accomplished artists from Norway and internationally, attempting to re-think the relationship between sound and reality in our time. The artists all use field recording of audio as the core of their artistic activities, and approach a chosen site with various advanced or experimental recording technologies. The recordings are then improvised and mixed collaboratively into a sound work. Thematic focus has so far been centered around various forms of energy and their land use, both historical and future ones. The project was initiated by BEK, Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts in collaboration with Ernst Karel from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab.
For the Dawn Chorus Day Signe Lidén, Alexander Rishaug, Yngvild Færøy, Jiska Huizing, Siri Austeen, Joakim Blattmann and Espen Sommer Eide have chosen locations in various parts of the Oslo region.