[ISEA2009] Artists Statement: Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt) – Akousmaflore: Sensitive and Interactive Musical Plants, 2008

Artists Statement

Plants, computer, sound system

Akousmaflore is a small garden composed of living musical plants or flowers, which react to human gestures and light contact. Each plant reacts in a different way to contact or heat by a specific sound. The plant language occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our invisible electrical aura acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience lightly stroke or pass in the immediate vicinity to them. A flower concert is created. scenocosme.com/akousmaflore_en.htm

Scenocosme is a French artist group  consisting of:

  • Gregory Lasserre (FR): studied Computer Science and Electronics, graduated with a Masters in Multimedia
  • Anais met den Ancxt (FR): graduated from the University of Lyon in Anthropology, from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, and from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design of St Etienne

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