Direction: Maja Renn
Performance: Haeyeon Lim, Maja Renn
Sound: Zaumne
Assistance: Hana Kokšalová
Curation: Bettina Rohr

With scientific support of: Janisse Deluigi, Christoph Bachofen, Kate Johnson, Alvaro Poretti

Verein Climanosco
Plant Ecology Research Laboratory (EPFL)
Festival Stilles Zürich

Kornhausforum (Bern)
Wasserkirche (Zürich)
Zeughausareal (Uster)
Forum de l’Hôtel de Ville (Lausanne)
STUDIO2 (Lausanne)
Espace Amaretto (Lausanne)
Chrämerhuus (Langenthal)

Kindly supported by: 
Dr. Adolf Streuli-Stiftung
Elisabeth Weber-Stiftung
Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung

Canopy Kin is a performative installation, interpreting scientific findings on the intricate relationships between two different tree species into a choreographic score for two dancers. Informed by the latest observations of scientists from the Plant Ecology Research Laboratory (EPFL), the piece illustrates the complex system of collaboration and competition among tree species in heterogeneous forest communities.

By translating the eternal, perpetual dance of trees in nature into the physicality and timescale of the human body, the performance creates an entry point for the audience to engage with ecological knowledge with greater empathy. Highlighting the significance of multifaceted relationships within diverse ecosystems, the work will foster appreciation for long-term forest bonds and underscores the urgency of preserving existing old-growth forests.



Learn more about various aspects of tree interaction by taking part in this meditative movement session. Through a selection of individual, couple and group tasks we will touch on notions of growing together, phenotypic plasticity, mutual nurturing, competition and homeostasis. 

Saturday, 2nd of March 2024, 17:00 – 19:00
︎︎︎ Festival Stilles Zürich
Wasserkirche (Zürich)


Saturday, 6th of April 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
Dear2050: Entangled Forests
︎︎︎ Zeughausareal (Uster)


Sunday, 28th of April 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
︎︎︎ STUDIO2 (Lausanne)


Sunday, 5th of May 2024
15:00 – 17:00
with live music by Than Lin
︎︎︎ Espace Amaretto (Lausanne)


The participation in all workshops is free. Reserve your slot at:


︎︎︎ Kornhausforum (Bern)
6th of January 2024
13:00 – 17:00

︎︎︎ Zeughausareal (Uster)
30th of March 2024
14:00 – 17:00
13th of April 2024
14:00 – 17:00

︎︎︎ Forum de l’Hôtel de Ville (Lausanne)
27th of April
12:00 – 15:00

︎︎︎ Chrämerhuus (Langenthal)
1st of June 2024 
13:00 – 16:00

Entrance to all events is free.

Scientists of the Plant Ecology Research Laboratory at the measuring site in Saillon (Valais)
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