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 Together with the Collective, we hugged trees and convened with plants in the Horniman Gardens recording the fluctuations of conductivity on plant surfaces with a specially made device. These recordings were then processed through Ableton Live assigning synthesizers to read the midi data produced by the plants, giving each one a different voice. We also spent time distilling scents from plants collected in the gardens which inspired the synthesized smells imbedded in each of the sculptures.
 The artwork,  Sensitive Chaos  takes its title from the research of anthroposophist Theodor Schwenk who believed in the spiritual interconnectedness of all living things. He studied the flow of water and how it could inform amongst many things how blood moves around our bodies. In a similar way this multi-sensory work invites you to be  in  your body, to feel the vibration of bass rattling beats produced from plant signals and improvised drumbeats combined with field recordings of wind and water. Inspired by Dance music echoing the primal link between rhythm, beats and the potential animism of plants and water. The sculptures share a similar life force as they breathe different scents into the space. The primordial soup of encrusted barnacles, sea urchins and burgeoning fruit, hark back to a garden of earthly delights or the 80’s cult kids TV show Fraggle Rock.
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