Experiments in Plant Intelligence

Experiments in Plant Intelligence: Systems A, B, C

These systems toy with the delicate tension between life and its perceived dependence upon technology. This hyperbolized hydroponic garden is an assemblage of experimental organs that question specific roles and their consequences. The plants grown are porcelain berries, an invasive vine found by the artist at an abandoned court in Pittsburgh.

 

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^SYSTEM A::: This vine futilely competes for the same light which supports its water supply.

_MG_5637 copy^SYSTEM B::: A small domestic cactus is sustained via extravagant technological resources artificially observing its needs.

_MG_5631 copy^SYSTEM C::: A juvenile vine is compelled to choose its future environment.