Each of Us Together


Dancing with trees can be a form of multi-species social learning that could help us understand each other. It may help to imagine a way out of the Anthropocene into non-apocalyptic narratives.

This video poem is a translation of embodiment into a visual format and unlike the living relational motion of the original exploration it is digitally fixed and repeatable. Marshall McLuhan would call it a “different geography” and one in which  “the body in extension now that technology stands revealed as the out-ering of our wits or senses and therefore our  selves”  (McCluhan and Moos, 1997, p. 3)

Date of Filming: April 1, 2023

Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario


Danced by Suzanne Barnes, Suzanne B. Siskind, Juliet Palmer, Bañuta Rubess, Margo Zalite and the trees of High Park, Toronto.

Voice over by Julia Aplin


​​McLuhan, M. (1997). Media Research: Technology, Art and Communication (M. Moos, Ed.) (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315078601