Sculpture with video (1'30") and sound (4'25")
“Adaptation”, CRCLR, Berlin (DE), 2017
Dimensions: h.240 x w.220 x d.220 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
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.
The work explores how environments become programmable and are made to be operational through sensor technologies in domestic, public, and industrial settings. It stands as a response to current trends for environmental programmability and computational. environments, seeking through natural and digital interface to show the consistent hybridity of these elements.