Category Research

Bill Viola

‘The Veiling’. 1995 ‘Catherines Room’. 2001. video installation ‘Bodies of Light’

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger   Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist and collagist. She uses catch phrases in her work that are laid of images. She plays with headlines and advertising slogans that challenge ideas of identity, sexuality and power and black and white imagery and coloured highlight/symmetry. I work forces take a step back and […]

phloem

Phloem: Is the living tissue in a plant that transports the compounds that are produced by photosynthesis (the sap) to the where it is needed. Sap is a water based sucrose solution (sugar)  that is made by photosynthesis. These sugars are transported to non-photosynthetic parts of the plant, such as the roots, or into storage […]

Phytoremediation + Buckminsterfullerene + Geodesic Domes

Phytoremediation is a treatment process that is used when a soil or an environment has become polluted. It uses living plants to clean up the infected area – this could be soil, air, water. It is official defined as ‘the use of green plants and the associated microorganisms, along with proper soil amendments and agronomic […]

DMX Box + MIDI Sprout

 

Plant communication: Scent/Volatiles

  There are many reasons why plants release scents. The main reason being to attract wanted insects to said plant to help with pollination this can also be seen as a way to communicate with insects and maybe humans  too – it is another form of language in a way Looking at the different ways […]

Claudia Comte: I Have Grown Taller From Standing With Trees

At the Copenhagen Contemporary, Claudi Comte has just opened her new piece I Have Grown Taller From Standing With Trees. This exhibition is displayed in the main exhibition space at the CC and  features several 6meter tall logged and stripped Spruce Trees. Depicting a kind of forest, the ‘spruce trees are positioned along a grid […]

interesting articles: trees

https://e360.yale.edu/features/exploring_how_and_why_trees_talk_to_each_other https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/oct/31/forests-climatechange https://www.untamedscience.com/biology/plants/plant-growth-hormones/ https://healthylivingmagazine.us/Articles/14850/ https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/stress-anxiety-low-mood/forest-bathing-how-nature-makes-us-happier/

Installation Plant Sounds

Although it has become obvious to me that the sound of of the installation have become slightly secondary within the project. Now I am more focused on the sound…. which is probably a good thing… For me, one of the questions I am really battling against is the notion of aesthetic environments and how ambient […]

How do plants emit voltages + Plant-e

This has been puzzling me for a while… I have recently found out that the emission of electrons are a waste product  from bacteria found in the plants roots. The bacteria breakdown organic matter produced by a plant from the photosynthesis process . This first made me questions that I might be wrong about all […]