Internal Garden is an immersive sound art research performance programme of live investigation, interactive art installation, educational events and a public exhibition in context of the themes of the sound art and plant consciousness.
It is an engagement between public curiosity, academic research, emerging technology and nature to experience a new perception of sound art and its role in understanding of how it can help resilience and wellbeing by use of the technology to facilitate memory health about green spaces.
Working with the Italian company Music of The Plants device Mu1 and USA company DATAGARDEN’S MidiSprout, Justin explores the signals registered from various plants biometric data.
By deciphering and registering the impulses and interactions of plants with a device that uses a MIDI interface to transform the impedance from a leaf to the root system of a plant into music, which gives voice to plant perception.
In this intimate experience, the experiment sends the plants signal from the device into your body, as an immersive physical dimensional field. This is achieved by connection to a Subpac . A SUBPAC is a wearable technology that pulses sound through the body mass by three layers of immersion by haptics vibrations on surface on skin, proprioceptive registration of changes in force and pressure and bone conduction.
Plant and person become one. You will experience a new perception of delicate inter-species languages which has shown to have a positive impact on health and awareness about the consciousness of nature.
Internal Garden is a fresh and unique way to experience sound art as a whole physical experience which combines humans, nature, emerging technologies, music and biometrics. Internal Garden places sound art and interventional research in the public eye as a cultural enhancement and wellbeing engagement to audiences eager of technological curiosity, social impact and through the unique ‘songs’ generated by plants.
The first pubic engagement program was through a series of events in the South West as active research spaces for public drop in, live research and investigation, interactive art installation, and as awareness centres for educational talks and events in context of the themes of the work. These resulted in live sharing, science and wellbeing talks, gardening , flower arranging workshops , responsive poetry and plant wave music events (allowing invited musicians to play with the plants) and a film program.
The first pubic engagement program was funded by Art’s Council England.