My practise as an artist is intrinsically linked to the surrounding landscape which feeds and inspires me.
‘Tree and Wood’ is a new immersive performance created by artist and producer Jony Easterby, exploring our relationship with trees and forests and all things wood. Jony is known for the quality of his extraordinary immersive sound and light works in eclectic locations across the world including the internationally acclaimed ‘For the Birds’. Bringing together a team of performers and composers including Nathaniel Mann (Dead Rat orchestra), Matthew Olden (Jungulator) and Emily Willliams (Ember), this new work crosses boundaries and forms to bring a never before imagined world within the forest. Jony is supported by a crack technical team including DIM productions and Artisan en Bois, fusing ancient and modern technologies to celebrate and mourn our trees and forests.
‘Tree and Wood’ will immerse you in a journey into the forest during the onset of darkness, where the sounds of nature, labour, industry and song will transport you through time and place through a series of installations, animated mechanics, music and performance, bringing smell, touch and sounds to the forefront of our consciousness. ‘Tree and Wood’ is at the forefront of this form of art experience in outdoor settings.
Jony Easterby’s work engages with his relationship with landscape and technology. He likes to explore the boundaries between raw elemental materials, natural dynamics, sound technology and composition. He has empathy for the natural world and a sense of its place within culture and social context. ‘I am constantly inspired and fed by the natural world around me, using observation, empathy, experience and inquiry for the creation of new work. This work takes on many forms as I respond to a range of briefs and areas of personal enquiry.’ His projects include the construction of sound sculptures, audio visual installations, architectural constructions and the artistic direction of large-scale performance projects.
Jony works from his studio base in the Dyfi Valley, West Wales. ‘My practice as an artist is intrinsically linked to the surrounding landscape which feeds and inspires me. The land that I live and work on at Penrallt, as well as forming the background to all my practice, I regard as my largest and most long-term project to date, acting as a constantly evolving laboratory for inspiration and experimentation with the living world.’