testing ground for art & ecology
August 30 - October 15 2023

Flexing Fibers

Study of a Tree in Motion

Andreas Tegnander

Opening Friday 6 October
(simultaneously with Polyphonic Landscapes in het Glazen Huis)
with performance door Andreas Tegnander. He will open up his sonic research through using the spatial sound system built into his installation

Finissage Sunday 15 October 
ongoing between 1 and 5 PM
Andreas invites guest musicians to enter into a musical dialogue with his installation. With modular synth virtuoso Max Frimout and saxophonist Aina Font, among others.

Andreas Tegnander‘s practice explores the potential for sensorial extensions and cross- sensory translation through the arts. In Flexing Fibers: study of a tree in motion Andreas will translate the movement of one of the parks trees into sound. The Orangerie becomes a garden of speakers as the tree is meticulously mapped out into a sprawling spatial sound system.

Polyphonic Landscapes
Ongoing research on sound and ecology
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Yolande Harris, Teemu Lehmusruusu, and Lia Mazzari
In our current predicament in which we seek new relations to the world around us, the concept of landscape begs for new meanings. Where landscape historically has been thought of as a picturesque vista or passive backdrop for human protagonists, contemporary artists and theorists conceptualize landscape not so much as a noun but as a verb, a continuous flux of becoming in which both human and more-than-human agencies are entangled in a polyphony of ‘world making’, i.e. landscaping.
Listening as research
The artistic research project Polyphonic Landscapes explores how sound and the act of listening can contribute to a more active understanding of landscapes. How can our sense of hearing foster a more embodied, inclusive, relational, and reciprocal connectivity to our environment, in which different life forms, materials, energy flows and temporalities are involved?
Researchers and location
Four sound artists have been invited to explore these questions over the course of one year: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IN/NL), Yolande Harris (UK/US), Teemu Lehmusruusu (FI) and Lia Mazzari (IT/UK). During residencies in and around the Amstelpark, the artists are working on new sound works that facilitate embodied and situated ways of knowing and experiencing landscape. The progression of their investigations will be shared during three public research seminars, a publication and an exhibition at Zone2Source.

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Co-Sounding: Towards a Sonorous Land

Yolande Harris
Vertigo and the Sound Portal

Teemu Lehmusruusu

Lia Mazzari

With his work Andreas questions our subjective sensory perspective, and asks us to take another look at the familiar from a different point of view, through different senses. The Park Studio is meant as an open laboratory, where the public can enter and observe the experiments of the artist at every stage of the research.

The research involves the use of specially designed sensors and microphones which gather the data to recreate the tree’s movements. Each sensor and microphone is represented by a speaker in the space, so we can explore and hear all the data at once through one big soundscape. The installation will exclusively utilize live data, allowing us to hear the tree’s present condition. Go up to one and inspect the sizzling sounds of the tips of its branches, or another to hear the deep sounds from the center of its trunk.

During September, Andreas is open for visits on Monday and Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm.
The completed installation can be visited on the weekends of October 6 – 8 and 13 – 15, from 1 to 5 PM.


“For me, observing people’s reactions throughout the entire process is an invaluable way to test the intended impact of my work. As artists, we often assert that our pieces possess specific effects, but I prefer to learn about their impact by observing how people engage with them, allowing their interactions to shape my decisions from the very beginning. It is an exploration into the movement of trees, but also, in a sense, a study of how people move and react to it”

Andreas Tegnander (NO/NL 1995) is a Norwegian multimedia artist and composer based in Amsterdam. Through the concept of “public sensory organs,” he merges architecture, music composition, installation art, and music technology to unveil hidden layers of sensory perception.  Drawing upon the subjectivity and plasticity of our senses, Andreas’s installations and work act as bridges to explore information beyond our sensorial reach.


Park Studio (de Orangerie)