An ode to a tree in the universe
I am the insect’s universe, reptile’s planet, bird’s abode.
Fungi, micro.organisms, cells do my work as I age,
morning day dusk into night’s workshop,
Summer Autumn Winter Spring.
Audio Installation at Karachi Art Summit 2017
I would like you to sit in a comfortable position, your feet on the ground, one hand on your heart.
Close your eyes. Take a deep breathe.
Feel the vibrations going all the way – to your head, your finger tips, your trunk, your toes.
Open your eyes.
Look at the Neem tree before you. Feel its roots in the soil, the earth. Feel the connection with your feet. Look at the trunk standing up to the sky, cerebral branches reaching out to space saying I am alive, I am here, we’re here.
I take energy from the Sun in my hands, make myself grow. I take nutrients of the earth making fruits flowers, leaves oxygen, purifying air, giving back leaves to soil.
I am the insect’s universe, reptile’s planet, bird’s abode. Fungi, micro organisms, cells do my work as I age, morning day dusk into night’s workshop, summer autumn winter spring.
The wind moves me, water runs through me.
Yasir Husain & Zahra Husain – Organic City’s Artlab.pk
Audio Composition & voice: Yasir Husain
Original idea: Zahra Ali Husain
Words: Zahra & Yasir Husain
Editing & Sound Design: Owais Alam