By Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
Wednesday 6 July - Friday 30 September 2011
Daily 12 noon - 9 pm
Watermans is delighted to welcome the first installation in London from renowned art couple Scenocosme which will be its contribution to the London Design Festival in 2011
Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology. Plants are natural sensors and are sensitive to various energy flows. The artists use digital technologies to establish a relationship between plants and sound and enable audience gestures and movements to generate sound effects and changes in their interactive environments resulting in a random musical universe.
Alsos* is an immersive little forest installation where the audience is guided by a luminous stony path penetrating into a space plunged into darkness. Visitors can discover and explore this fantastic forest by pointing torches onto the branches, the plants and flowers. At the heart of the installation lies an extraordinary vegetation of luminescent flowers.
The fluorescent flowers dispersed in the branches react to the luminous modifications emitting distinct sounds and generating a complex acousmatic universe.
Akousmaflore is a small interactive garden composed of living musical plants which react to human gestures and light contact. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact or heat by producing a specific sound. The plant language occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrical aura acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience pass closely or lightly stroke them. A plant concert is created.