Plant-in City is an art installation introducing an architecture for plants that translates their environmental data into the sound of an imaginary wilderness in a gallery space in New York City.
The installation turns the space into a city where plants populate the buildings. These structures consist of stackable modular frames with built-in sensors activated by sun exposure, soil moisture, humidity, temperature, and other natural rhythms. Throughout the day and night the sensors translate this environmental data into sounds and lighting.
Inspired by the shape of the city and in particular the complex layering of infrastructure that supports it, the artists seek to recreate nature in a box. The creators are currently holding a fundraiser on Kickstarter over the next 40 days to produce the large-scale installation in a gallery space (location TBC).
Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign: May 22nd – June 29th, 2012
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi