Biophonic Garden

Biophonic Garden uses an experimental laboratory setup to display the possibility of making a dialogue between young corn plants perceivable for human ears. Sprouted corn seeds are arranged on a grid which is situated in a container filled with water. The acoustic environment beneath the seeds is picked up by underwater microphones, which allows visitors to listen to the dialogue between the young corn plants. While the roots of the plants are submerged in the water, a constant sine tone of 220 hertz is played into the water which has an influence on the growing process of the roots, they bend towards the sound source. The phenomena of plants reacting to acoustic stimuli originated from scientific research into plant bioacoustics and is used in the work to raise questions about the communication of plants and the acoustic environment we humans live in.

Biophonic Garden ( small version ) @ Coded Matters ( sec. 0:40 - 1:22 )


ArtScience celebrates 25th anniversary

Gallery Akta - St. Poelten (AT) 22.05. - 31.5.2015 Zone2Source, Amstelpark (NL) 14.12.2014-22.02.2015
Invited exhibition 12.11.-16.11.2014 @ MultiMediaArt, FH Salzburg
Gogbot 2014, Enschede (NL)
Oddstream Festival 2014, Nijmegen (NL)
KABK Graduation Exhibition, Den Haag (NL)
The Royal Institute of Hydra Studies, Den Haag (NL)
Coded Matter(s) #7, Amsterdam (NL)
Nieuwe Koek 2014, Veghel (NL)
TEC Art 2013, Rotterdam (NL)

The creators project (VICE)