Internal Garden - Life Of Plants

(Justin Wiggan)

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"Internal Garden" is part of a 6-month immersive sound art research performance programme of live investigation, interactive art installation, educational events and a public exhibition in context of the themes of the sound art and plant consciousness. It is engagement between public curiosity, academic research, emerging technology and nature to experience a new perception of sound art and its role in understanding of how it can help resilience and wellbeing by use of the technology to facilitate memory health about green spaces. I have been working with the USA company DATAGARDEN’s MidiSprout, to explore the signals registered from various plants' biometric data, by deciphering and registering the impulses and interactions of plants with a device that uses a MIDI interface to transform the impedance from a leaf to the root system of a plant into music, which gives voice to plant perception.

This is a very intimate experience; the experiment will send the plant's signal from the device into the participant's body, as an immersive physical dimensional field. This is achieved by connection to a SUBPAC. A SUBPAC is a wearable technology that pulses sound through the body mass by three layers of immersion by haptic's vibrations on the surface of the skin, proprioceptive registration of changes in force and pressure and bone conduction.

Plant and person will become one.

The public  will experience a new perception of delicate inter-species languages which will have positive impact on health and awareness about the consciousness of nature.

Internal Garden is a fresh and unique way to experience sound art as a whole physical experience which combines humans, nature, technologies, music and biometrics.

Internal Garden places sound art and interventional research in the public eye as a cultural enhancement and wellbeing engagement to audiences eager of technological curiosity, social impact and through the unique ‘songs’ generated by plants.