Symbiosis refers to the relationship of organisms existing in close proximity to each other, in which the relationship proves beneficial to both. In this site specific, multi-media, interactive installation, the symbiotic relationship becomes one of harmony between man, plant, and machine, which temporarily suspends the many contemporary detriments that exist in each of these connections. Facilitated and augmented by technology, the plant is able to “perform” by producing immersive and shifting audio and visuals in which the man, the user, is able to interact and effect with their own physical bodily gestures, thus creating a transcended experience in which the user truly feels their connection to the world around them.
This project aims to engage a user (or multiple users) in an embodied sense to create a very literal physical participation. The body of the user becomes the tool through which they shape the audio and visuals “produced” by the plant via body motion. The resulting performance becomes an audio/visual collaboration meant to evoke a temporal sense of place and interconnectedness of energy.