media: 1 Object 125/85/180 cm, 1 C-Print 60/45 cm, Copper Wires, Acrylic frame, Plants, Amplifier, Audio Device
Processes of growth generally goes out of our senses. The grass in this installation is growing and generates more and more of its own soundscape. Although the Recipient can listen to its behaviour. Over a longer period growth is recognizable. If a human takes care of a plant, he sees its growth and build up a subtle relationship. This kind of friendship grows up. This application makes the continuous growth hearable. The grass is growing and generates more and more different electrical pulses like heartbeats. As longer the period of growth, as slower and stronger the pulse develops. The Application consists of three layers, that shows the grass on the top, the root system and the technical device for a clearer understanding of the process of growing. When the roots are connecting each other, the Microcontroller detects that and gives a signal to an amplifier to playback a further sample. The audience can listen what happens when grass is growing. Care, light, nutriments and water as well as the sequence of connectivity are responsible for an increasing soundscape. This project tries to compare nature and technology to point out parallels.
Pay attention to the things that don´t seem to be important.