Semi-Colon (How To Draw A Tree)



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Walking piece details

Language English
Duration 53 minutes
Cost Free

Welcome to Abhiraj Dadiyan’s sound walk “Semi-Colon”.
Abhiraj nearly extinguished his own light a few years ago; now he acts as a lamplighter for others. “Death has always given me her bid, but never her hand …”
His meandering, philosophical walk invites the listener to interact with nature in imaginative and playful ways.
Trigger warning: talk of suicide throughout but always returning to hope and light.

This piece is one of 4 participatory works created with and produced by Audio Artist Dawn Matheson as part of her How To Draw A Tree (“to draw” here meaning “to attract”) multimedia soundwalk project. Matheson worked with 4 students living with mental illness who paired with trees for a year-long creative, care-taking engagement culminating in immersive storied sound walks on the grounds of the Arboretum in Guelph, Canada and virtually, online designed by artist Richelle Forsey. (


Producer/Lead Artist: Dawn Matheson
Visual Artist (website): Richelle Forsey
Host: Abhiraj Dadiyan
Soundtrack Composer: Jeff Bird
Story Support: JP Davidson

Dawn Matheson

Dawn’s art is about relationships. She is a Canada-based multimedia artist with a socially-engaged practice, specializing in video and audio art, installed, broadcast and performed in public spaces. Her work can be found at festivals, galleries, museum...

Near The Arboretum, University of Guelph, The Arboretum, Arboretum Road, Guelph, ON, Canada

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