Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers and video
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers and video
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers and video
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers and video
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man I and V, 2018 / Plant pigment, oil, acrylic, pencil and aluminum on canvas.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man (detail), 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man IV, 2018 / Plant pigment, oil, acrylic, pencil and aluminum on canvas.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man, 2018 / Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man I-V, 2018 / Plant pigment, oil, acrylic, pencil and aluminum on canvas.
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man I, 2018 / Plant pigment, acrylic binder, oil and pencil on canvas / 220 cm x 176 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man III, 2018 / Plant pigment, oil, acrylic, pencil and aluminum on canvas / 203 cm x 285 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man IV, 2018 / Plant pigment, oil and pencil on canvas / 210 cm x 167 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man V, 2018 / Plant pigment, acrylic binder and pencil on canvas / 190 cm x 140 cm
Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man II, 2018 / Plant pigment, acrylic binder, aluminum and pencil on canvas / 200 cm x 300 cm


Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man


Modernautställningen 2018:
With The Future Behind Us, Stockholm


Moderna Museet 2019:
Sensing Nature from Within, Malmö


Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man oscillates between science, music and the quest of bridging the language barrier between plants and humans. The installation incorporates painting, sculpture, video and acoustic experiments with living house plants. Research in plant communication suggests that plants reacts and respond to acoustic stimuli. In some cases the plants even produce clicking sounds with their root tips. The video Plant-Man-Electro shows experiments with Kirlian photography and a tesla coil connecting the artist with stinging nettles in an electric loop. It evokes physicist Nikola Tesla’s (1856-1943) ideas regarding electricity, energy and thought transfer. A circuit of sculptures, with parts of conductive aluminum, forms the shape of sound and electricity’s wave movements. Together with drawings and graphical scores on canvas the installation points towards the possibility of using art as a tool for developing our perceptions, paying particular attention to the interaction with multiple forms of non-human intelligence surrounding us.

Electroacoustic Aspects of Plant and Man, 2018 / 2019
Cast aluminium (recycled), plywood, plants, glass, contact microphone, speakers, video and paintings on canvas

Plant-Man-Electro
2018
video: 26:15 min loop
färg
audio
Teslasfär & ljud: Christine Ödlund
Kirlianfotografi & ljud: Valdemar Asp

Aerial Roots - Monstera Philodendron
2019
Time-lapse video
12:48 min loop
no audio


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