Akousmaflore

by Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt
2007

Akousmaflore is an interactive installation, a small garden composed of living musical plants, which react to gentle contact. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact by producing a specific sound. The plant «language» or song occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrostatic energy acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience is touching or stroking lightly them. A plant concert is created.

Update : 12/04/2023
In-situ experience
Other
Suitable for all audiences
Without dialogue
Contact for distribution

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Technical conditions

In-situ experience
Experience
Terms
Multi-users
Interactivity
Interactive
Capacity
From 1 to 15 people
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Minimum age
3 years
Accessibility
Suitable for visitors with developmental and learning disabilities, Suitable for people with reduced mobility, Other
Prices
Pricing
Fixed price
Prices
From 1300€
Languages
Original language
Without dialogue
Dubbing
Subtitles
Team
Interpreter
no
Public outreach
no
Technician
no
Material
Equipment
Other
Minimum space required
from 9 m2 to 15 m2
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork
Designed for the public space

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Akousmaflore is an interactive installation, a small garden composed of living musical plants, which react to gentle contact. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact by producing a specific sound. The plant «language» or song occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrostatic energy acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience is touching or stroking lightly them. A plant concert is created.
 

In their artwork, the artists Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology. Plants are natural sensors and are sensitive to various energy flows. Digital technologies permit them to establish a relationship between plants and sound. They display the effects of random data flow and plant interaction. The data is modified as the spectator meanders around and touches the installation, resulting in a random musical universe. Audience contacts with plants generate sound effects and change in the texture of the sound. There are specific vegetal languages through sonorous compositions. They signify characters, behaviors having a feedback, an influence on the reaction, on the feeling and on the approach of the spectator.
 

Our body continually produces an electrostatic energy, which cannot be felt. This energetic cloud follows us like an invisible shadow and touches lightly our environment. Mixing reality with imagination, Scenocosme animates that which we cannot detect and proposes a sensory experience that encourages us to think about our invisible relationship with other living being. Through Akousmaflore, plants let us know about their existence by a scream, a melody or an acoustical vibration.

Akousmaflore
Akousmaflore (scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
Akousmaflore (scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
Akousmaflore (scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
Akousmaflore (scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
Akousmaflore (scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)

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