Sculpture with video (1’30”) and sound (4’25”)
“Adaptation”, CRCLR, Berlin (DE), 2017
Dimensions: w.240 x h.230 x d.180 cm
Materials: oxidised steel, polyethylene, galvanised steel wire rope, PVC tubes, acrylic, floodlights, distilled water, full range speakers, water pump, computer fans, arduino & raspberry pi
Floral Automaton is a reactive sculpture that grows flowers digitally. Using a variety of sensors from Smart Cities technologies, it adapts itself to its environment in real time, blooming with self-generated flora. The installation is comprised of analogue and digital sensors that behave like biological instruments to translate chemical or mechanical stimuli such as light, temperature, gas concentration and humidity into electrical resistors and voltage signal: each element of the structure compensating or reducing in activity according to sensory input to create a balanced microclimate that would best suit flower growth.