In Search of Old Growth

In Search of Old Growth is a series of short films by visual artist Chloé Mossessian and composer Hank Mittnacht as part of their Conversations Film Project. The purpose of these series is to initiate a space for generative inquiry around the theme of old growth forests, of longue durée and of our relationship to changes in the landscape that lead to the absence of these forests.

For the first In Search of Old Growth film based in the Pyrénées Béarnaises, we launched an open call for participants to create a "sound forest" by gathering voice recordings. If you are willing to react to one (or more) of the following prompts from the list below with an audio message, we will consider including your recording in our film. An audio recording made with a smartphone is enough.

Send it in the language of your choice by SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 to: conversationsfilmproject@gmail.com


  • Memorable forest experience
  • Frost
  • Lexicography
  • Morning light
  • Woodland road
  • Mist
  • Seasons
  • Routine
  • Forest Floor
  • Strange points
  • Promontory
  • Monosyllabic
  • Premonition
  • Phantom forests
  • Fine aromas
  • Escape
  • Lunar isles
  • Floating stars
  • Across the plain
  • Hush
  • Blue north
  • Old wood gates
  • Buzz
  • Synthetic time
  • What lasts
  • Beginningless
  • Moon shining
  • Delirium
  • Rocky fields
  • Denuded
  • Unimaginable lights
  • Blue zig zags
  • Roots