Art of Climbing Trees  

Art and ideas of Henrik G Dahle and collaborators.

I am currently finishing a book, working on a new interactive project that deals with extinction and fitting out a 2000 Mercedes bus that will become my home and studio. My main interests are rewilding and biodiversity protection, peace and transition away from a poison based neo-conservative growth economy. I'm excited about the Extinction Rebellion, planting trees and publishing three books in 2019.

I'm basing my philosophy on this:

UTOPIA: It is an important idea because it is a way of thinking afresh not only about what society ought to be, but what it will need to be, for it is argued that the world has become too dangerous for anything less than Utopia.
– David Fleming, Lean Logic – A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive it.

I've changed the name of this hub website from Gauntlett and Son (which it has been for years), to It's a domain name I bought some years ago with big plans and I've since done nothing with it. Given the urgent scenario we find ourselves in, it was time to use it, and it sets the tone for where I'm coming from. A world general strike would be peaceful non-compliance with a destructive system. If you want to use the domain name for a real World General Strike then get in touch. And for anything else:

contact [ a t ] gauntlettandson dot com
(UK phone) +44 (0) seven761eight05900

Bus StagesAs I was saying... the bus is nearly finished, and when I'm living in it, it will give me time to finish my books and other dreams (instead of chasing money to pay for accomodation). My main book project is Art of Climbing Trees – based on a diary that I kept between May 2010 and May 2011. During this time I climbed a tree every day, where I had conversations with over 80 people in ten different countries. It continues to be a walkabout and it is my slow offering in response to urgent times. The project website is and instagram.

The montage at the top of the page is a piece for Art of Climbing Trees.

Other past and current projects include some of the following...

Rebel For... (2019)
Music: Mesadorm
Hand: Ross Styants
Guy: Me (and editor)
Sea cam 1st unit: Jacob Parish

EggEgg river road (2016)

New montages are ready for exhibition after a 15 year paper cutting sabbatical. Find some old and new material here.

If you can spare a further 90 seconds then turn the sound up and watch this film – made in collaboration with David Bekkevold. It's getting old but it's still one of my favourites:

Our Satisfying Conclusion (2012)

I've been making layered prints using a block carved by Puneet Dadu in Jaipur, and inspired by the rings of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, (that students set on fire in 2010, in protest of new tuition fees). It's a tree that I climbed before it was cut down in Nordmarka, Oslo.

I'll be exhibiting these when they're ready.


I've been writing this book for several years now so every now and again I'll get the urge to design a new cover. These are three of them.

The first of these features a beautiful illustration by artist Anna Widen. We also climbed a tree together and our conversation will be found in the book.

More bits of design I've done for work and pleasure here.


In case we fail...nothingnearly nothingnothingsomething


I'm considering becoming a pop star

My actor showreel _ Woody James DOP

The Gauntlett Institute's science activities bunker is hidden, but their website is not private.

For the last five years I've worked alongside Professor Gauntlett, documenting his and his colleague's achievements.

Gauntlett institute logo

Gauntlett Institute
What we always wanted

What we needed
The Last Line. A newish play by Henrik G Dahle

The first time I watched actors do a walk through of The Last Line, it bent my head open a bit.

It's not new any more and it needs rewriting but I like it. After several years work on this I started on the screenplay:

INC. screenplay, based on The Last Line - gathering dust.

Yesterday Tomorrow is the working title for a feature script written by HG DahleAcracia. Another screenplay gathering dust.


Butterfant and ElephlyThe Butterfant and the Elephly

Children's story collaboration with Kaia Ødegaard and Sissel Helene Ringstad.

Free Troll
Children's story for Sophie

You can't read these books yet, I'm just showing off my prolific procrastination.

Out of date fiction showreel

Stamsund International Theatre Festival 2013 - Short Version

...Long version

Out of date doc showreel
Fast Forward (trailer) made for

I like wikipedia.
Wikireadings is a project I got excited about and then had to set aside (for the time being?)


With artists Richard Shepherd and Catherine Barclay

Films I've made with Angus Barr of
Publicktransport theatre company.

With artist Helen Plumb


Pop stars video i made

Pop stars video i made


More, or less coming soon