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Glowing Musical Akousmaflore Garden Unveiled at London Design Festival
Posted By Ana Lisa On September 22, 2011 @ 3:20 pm In Art,Botanical,London Design Week | No Comments
The deep black room is only lit with UV lights . Visitors can only see a fluorescent forest with glowing plastic flowers  and a stone spiral on the floor. Each plant has a sensor that reacts differently when it comes in contact with heat or light. Once a flower is lit with the torch, it will create a sweet tune and engage the public into creating their own musical universe. In another room, one filled with lots of natural light , there are hanging ivy plants  that also play tunes activated by the gentle touch of a human.
The French artists of Scenocosme  create hybrids of plants and digital technology, and with this installation, they explore the relationship between humans and plants, expressed through sweet, melodic rhythms, that for us humans, is easily understand by all.
+ Scenocosme 
Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat; Lead Image © Scenocosme 
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URLs in this post:
 Scenocosme: http://www.scenocosme.com/index.htm
 Watermans Gallery: http://www.watermans.org.uk/home.aspx
 London Design Festival: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/
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 UV lights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet
 plastic flowers: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-urban-birdhouses-gives-birds-a-base-to-build-on-in-the-city/
 natural light: http://inhabitat.com/plan-b-arquitectos-casa-en-rio-cedro-is-an-open-air-delight-in-colombia/
 ivy plants: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/3428.shtml
 Scenocosme: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/alsos-and-akousmaflore-scenocosme-0
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