Excerpt from Woodland, a site-based audio work for a forest or woodland, from French & Mottershead's Afterlife series.
Pick up a smartphone, put on your headphones, find a tree to lie under, and listen.
As you lie, you hear a poetic and visceral description of your body’s fade into the leaf litter of the forest floor. This work connects you deeply to your body, and considers the biological and chemical processes that continue long after you are conscious, as you are slowly and gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years. Woodland is a love poem to the forest, as bodies merge with the molecular environments that support life.