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Biophonic Garden – Sebastian Frisch [DE]

Exhibition: installation

The Biophonic Garden raises questions about the communication of plants. An experimental laboratory setup is used to display a possibility to make a dialogue between corn seeds perceivable for the human ear. Sprouted corn seeds are arranged in a grid which is situated in a container filled with water. The acoustic environment beneath the seeds is being recorded by an underwater microphone, which allows visitors to listen to the dialogue between the seeds. While the roots of the plants are submerged in the water, a constant sine tone of 220 hertz is played into the water. It seems that this has an influence on the growing process of the roots, which bend towards the sound’s source.

Sebastian Frisch is an artist, musician and developer. He makes use of a diverse set of media technologies to create immersive experiences and discover possible connections between the digital and the palpable. His main interest belong to the fields of music, interactive art and cultural hacking. Sebastian studied Sound Art and Computer Science at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and is undergoing the ArtScience Master’s program at the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

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