Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt


Akousmaflore is an interactive artwork installation, a small garden composed of living musical plants, which react to contact. Each plant reacts in a different way by producing a specific sound. The plant language or song occurs through touch and the close proximity of the spectator. Our electrostatic energy acts on the plant branches and encourages them to react. The plants sing when the audience is touching or stroking lightly them. A plant concert is created.

In their artwork, the artists Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology. Plants are natural sensors and are sensitive to various energy flows. Digital technologies permit them to establish a relationship between plants and sound. They display the effects of random data flow and plant interaction. The data is modified as the spectator meanders around and touches the installation, resulting in a random musical universe. 

Our body continually produces an electrostatic energy, which cannot be felt. Mixing reality with imagination, Scenocosme animates that which we cannot detect and proposes a sensory experience that encourages us to think about our relationship with other living beings. Through Akousmaflore, plants let us know about their existence by a scream, a melody or an acoustical vibration.

Learn more about Scenocosme on their website.


 Photo by  Anne Vetter

Photo by Anne Vetter