Symbiosis




Dates: 09/09/23 - 09/23/23
Show: Show Me A Dawn, Group show, Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, Sean Gaulager
Location: Co-Lab Projects, Austin, TX
Medium: Digital Sculpture
Materials: Three flat screen monitors, three channel video with audio, flora, and interactive midi
Dimensions: 3' x 1.5’
Credits:  Production Support: Jeremy Kent White, Sound Design: Amanda Brannin, Plant Sponsors: Tillery St Plant Co, Photo: Ryan Davis




Project Summary:
'Symbiosis' is an immersive and interactive biofeedback installation. Collaborating with living flora and the combination of multiple technologies - participants can touch plants that trigger signals which are converted to an audiovisual experience. The concept rose from exploring themes of interconnectedness, not only with each other but with all the living flora which provide our breath. This project is an exploration of how we can use our current technologies to work with nature, instead of against it. By tapping into these signals, I hope to spark conversations around the relationship between humans and the planet with the hope that we can reconnect with the earth. It was a true pleasure to see many guests in awe as they interacted with the flora. It was beautiful that these interactions went beyond the connection to nature. I saw many guests connect with one another through the sounds of the pan drum and the movement of water. This a reminder that working in harmony with nature can also help us connect as humans.