Akyute / Barcelona
2019 - Present Plant Biofeedback

( ENG )
In our practice we use technology as a means to reconnect the human experience with the physical and natural world, integrating nature into the digital age and stimulating lives in ways that were not previously possible.

We envision a future where interaction is organic and very much alive, humanity is sentient and communication among species is fluid. Through investigating plants biofeedback, we can create a universal language for all living beings, a future where we can learn how to read nature, and nature can read us. 

Through digital technology we are able to expand the data collected from the plant when approached, transforming it into sound.

Measurement probes detect variations in conductivity and relay this information to our MIDI controller. Each variation corresponds to a unique signal that when received by the controller translates to a MIDI note. As a result, the stream of messages from the plant becomes sonified. The following projects have been calibrated this way based on the designed environment, but contact is not actually necessary to obtain the same result, the mere presence of the user within a given area is enough to simulate it.

By using the natural world to create a narrative, we invite the users to personally to set their ego’s aside and realize that their bodies are just as much as part of this ecosystem as these plants are, appropiating the use of technology as a tool to requestion our future.

Our installation work is a form of sonifying data, in hope of cultivating awareness connected to plant intelligence. We hope that our research and demonstration will contribute towards a broader understanding of how nature responds to electromagnetic fields. The concept of plant neurobiology is a concept that could modify the way in which we interact with the natural world.

Considering socio-political issues such as global warming created by the economic activities of the humans, we feel it is more important than ever to pay attention to nature.

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