As part of an explorative project in the first semester of my masters programme at Konstfack, I took the whistle as an object to investigate. Whistles have been used since time immemorial, to communicate, to empower and musically, for reflection. I wanted to combine these three aspects and developed four instruments which perform the function of a whistle - to make noise and bring attention. They could be used by non-humans.
I chose to make a design intervention by designing these objects to be used specifically by trees, after I was inspired by a local great oak whose presence was threatened by road development. If I were this tree what would I do to attract the attention of all the people walking past and mostly not giving a second glance?