As part of our Wellness Wednesday series, London Living took at a look at the new immersive, bio-reactive art installation in London, which invites visitors to relax and listen as plants respond to their presence. Check out this plant-controlled installation which aims to open pathways to relaxation and emotional healing through nature, art and sound!
Date: Friday 1st November – Sunday 3rd November
Opening Times: 12 – 7PM
Location: Outside the Turbine Hall entrance to Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Designed by critically acclaimed artist Mileece, the installation will enable participants to create original quadrophonic sound, based on their interaction with plants.
As you first enter the Parlour, a series of colourful plants acting like little antennae, pick up your bio-electrical energy and trigger gentle flurries of mycelia-inspired lights to accompany a variety of bio-acoustic sounds recorded from various habitats across the planet. As you walk past them, you will then be greeted with plants fitted with Mileece’s EBG ‘electro-botani-graph’, affectionately known as PiP (Peoples’ interface forPlants), which works in much the same way that an EEG amplifies brain waves, but for plants!This ‘excellent thing’ uses small electrodes attached to leaves to amplify bio-electrical micro-voltages, sending the information as binary data to animate custom designed audio and light generators creating a unique, ‘organic electronic music’ soundscape and luminal bath that undulates with living interactions.
Pip’s Plant Parlour is designed to mobilize art experiences and bring nature and culture to people in areas that are ecology poor and to people that are unable to travel far due to mobility or time constraints. Through participation the installation aims to enhance visitors psychological well-being by decreasing their negative and enhancing their positive emotions, whilst inspiring and teaching ways of integrating nature and nurture.
Participants of all ages are invited to explore the installation.
For more information visit https://www.illuminateproductions.co.uk/pips-plant-parlour.
If you enjoyed PiP’s Plant Parlour, you might also want to attend ‘The BioPhiloSphere – ‘Think Like a Mountain’’ Talk at the Tate Modern this Friday 1st November.
Title: The BioPhiloSphere – ‘Think Like a Mountain’
Date: Friday 1st November
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: The McAulay Studio, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
In partnership with Art on Air, a pop-up radio studio by Resonance FM, there will also be a presentation on practical innovative art and technologies helping to reconnect and reorient us towards a biophilic future. The presentation will include an overview of how communities can implement ‘Moon Cell’ a negative-carbon capable technology designed to provide clean, cheap power to a community driven system.
Led by artist Mileece, the panel will include Julia Kaganskiy who was founding editor of The Creators Project, her current curatorial work and research are concerned with the environment and ecology, with an emphasis on speculative design and activist interventions, Oliver Wayman of BOTTLETOP who recently devised the world’s first 3D printed store made from recycled plastic, Miles Messenger who heads novel and innovative programmes designed to implement and demonstrate how to deliver net zero carbon across the built environment and William Skeaping who is a specialist in campaigns that connect audiences through culture and technology and the future of ecology.
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