I received this information from curator Irini Papadimitriou and just had to share it with you!  Plants that are able to respond to human touch and motion…..bysinging!  Read on, it is truly amazing!

EXHIBITION TITLE: Alsos and Akousmaflore

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Installation artists: SCENOCOSME: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
Wed 6 July – Fri 30 September 2011
Daily 12 noon – 9pm
Private View Wednesday 6 July 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Watermans is delighted to welcome the first installation in London from renowned art duo Scenocosme which will be its contribution to the London Design Festival in 2011

Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology. Plants are natural sensors and are sensitive to various energy flows. The artists use digital technologies to establish a relationship between plants and sound and enable audience gestures and movements to generate sound effects and changes in their interactive environments resulting in a random musical universe.

Alsos*is an immersive little forest installation where the audience is guided by a luminous stony path penetrating into a space plunged into darkness. Visitors can discover and explore this fantastic forest by pointing torches onto the branches, the plants and flowers. At the heart of the installation lies an extraordinary vegetation of luminescent flowers. The fluorescent flowers dispersed in the branches react to the luminous modifications emitting distinct sounds and generating a complex acousmatic universe. This installation will be on display in Watermans Gallery.

Akousmaflore is a small interactive garden composed of living musical plants which react to human gestures and light contact. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact or heat by producing a specific sound. The plant language occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrical aura acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience pass closely or lightly stroke them. A plant concert is created. This installation will be in the Riverside Gallery on the lower floor.

About Scenocosme
The art duo Scenocosme comprise French artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt.  Scenocosme use interactive art, music and architecture in order to create evolutionary and interactive artwork. With multiple forms of expression, they invite audiences to be in the centre of musical or choreographic collective performances.
Since 2004, Scenocosme have presented their work in leading international venues as well as biennials and digital art festivals. www.scenocosme.com

Watermans is managed by the Hounslow Arts Trust Ltd (No 1164904) registered as a charity (No 267426) VAT NO

This project has been supported by INSTITUT FRANCAIS

For further information contact the Box Office.

BOX OFFICE: 020 8232 1010

Watermans 40 High St, Brentford London, TW8 0DS

 

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