Terra

Year: 2023 | Installation for Human-Plant Interaction

Description

Terra is a piece for human-plant interaction inspired by Mort Garson's Plantasia, which was released in 1979 and specifically written for plants. In Terra, participants interact with a plant connected with sensors that changes how a drum and bass beat sequencer responds. Sometimes these interactions are subtle and change insignificant aspects of the compositions, while other times they are explosive and chaotic. The direction and form of the piece is determined by this human-plant interaction, creating a piece for humans with the aid of plants. This electronic work is a response to Plantasia and hopes to highlight the symbiotic relationship between humans, plants, and the world they both inhabit.

Terra was installed at Yes We Cannibal during their Emptiness Ecologies Exhibition in 2023.