Teaser of the upcoming work, featuring only music and dance part.
In the final work signals produced by plants are processed and mapped into artistic representations, such as sounds and images, that are later elaborated as movements of a dancer
Graphics and Video Editing - Scual
Dance and Choreography - Viviana Filippello
Video Shooting - Gianluca Granocchia
Below some picture from the shooting session taken by Andrea Vitaletti:
As a collaboration between PLEASED and Stochastic Resonance, with dance performance from Viviana Filippello, we are about to be release a video presentation of a new project that, starting as a scientific research, is now fused between music, dance, and video art.
Below follows a more detail description of the project and it’s basis.
PLEASED is a start-up that is developing the technology to collect and analyze electric signals from plants, released after some stimuli.
As said in their website:
Plants have amazing and significant sensing capabilities. For instance, each single root apex can simultaneously and continuously monitor many chemical and physical parameters. Natural organisms, including human beings, have often inspired works of science and science fiction on how to augment their abilities or interface them with machines. As a remarkable example, electroencephalography (EEG) enables the transduction of electrical activity in the brain into machine understandable signals of non-verbalised patterns.
In this project, we plan to extend this approach to the realm of plants, shifting focus from interfacing a single entity (e.g. a human brain that controls a prosthetic device) to a network of entities (a community of plants) that renders an orchestrated response to the environment in which it lives. While artificial sensing devices exist that can monitor environmental parameters of interest, such as temperature or humidity, the focus of our research will be on the use of plants themselves as sensing and decision-making devices.
The data collected by first experiments was then given to Stochastic Resonance that re-elaborated it. The dataset is available as Creative Commons on PLEASED web site (http://pleased-fp7.eu/?p=227).
The video below shows a first attempt to synch video and audio from the analysis of the data.
Ynaktera, using the data composed a music composition, so to be used and interpreted by a dancer, also video graphics are under development. Follow a couple of video studies of the data collected in order to create the final work.
A first teaser of the whole work is about to be released in few hours, and the complete projection will be presented at ICT 2013, Vilinius on 6 and 7 November (http://ict-art-connect.eu/)
La playlist di Lorenzo Ciciani è versatile tanto quanto i visual che è solito realizzare, riflettendo a pieno l’anima della Stochastic Resonance (Studio C
10 records playlist for Where is The Club? magazine.
a psychedelic one
Sounds from plants - Plants Employed As Sensing Devices