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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,Design,London Design Week | No Comments
By imagining how plants would sing tunes and create fantastic melodies if they had the ability, artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais Met Den Ancxt of Scenocosme created Akousmaflore. Akousmaflore is an interactive garden installation created for the Watermans Gallery as part of this year’s London Design Festival. Armed with a torch, visitors enter a dark room to discover a glowing wild space filled with flowers and plants that play music and bring a little bit of light to the darkness.
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:
 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
 + Scenocosme: http://www.scenocosme.com/index.htm
 + Watermans Gallery: http://www.watermans.org.uk/home.aspx
 + London Design Festival 2011: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/
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