Sunshine on a Fallen Tree is a sound and light installation by Pif-Paf. 

This is an immersive sound and light sculpture made from locally sourced Ash trees, felled due to dieback, which have been traditionally steam bent and then set with re-usable, innovative technology.

Walk through its branches and be seated in the canopy, bath in its flickering light as a sound composition takes you through movements of a requiem and sonic memories of the tree, inviting you to reflect on the decline of the Ash Tree and the energy and optimism we need to fill the spaces as we lose so many species to climate change.

The lights follow a sound track created by Eleanor Hooper and Kate Griffin to create a powerful and moving 12 minute experience. 

A homage to the Ash Tree and our intertwined relationship with it as friend, habitat and a material. The name of the work and the work itself are inspired by the new growth and regeneration in the woodland glade as a tree falls and the sun hits the forest floor. A growth and energy that we must find to survive and nurture our communities as the Climate Crisis deepens.


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Sunshine on a Fallen Tree

by Pif-Paf

Performance Styles

  • Illuminated
  • Installations