The Transplant Project


The Transplant Project is an ongoing exploration into the nature of growth and displacement. Ten-minute audio recordings are taken of significant trees and this data is then made available to artists to reinterpret, allowing specimens to be grafted, propagated and redistributed in new locations. The process of transplantation questions the role of local environments in shaping identity and growth.

The project currently features specimens from the Alt Penedès region of Catalonia, collected during November 2016. Sample previews of the audio recordings are available in the playlist on this page. Additional photographic and textual data can be found in the Nursery Catalogue Jan 2017  zine.

To order specimens for your own artwork, please contact Felicity Townsend.