ECOSYSTEM I

Shown at South Kiosk Gallery, London

Ecosystem I is an exploration into compassion, listening and wellbeing.


The piece aims to question our human-centred worldview encouraging symbiosis and collaboration between living things.


Originating from ecosystems across the world each plant has specific needs and wants. When planted next to each other they form a motley crew, a diverse community. 


Each plant is given the ability to be heard through electrode sensors arranging original compositions.

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As people in the space collaborate with the plants by watering them a conversation is started.

The system Barney designed translates the biological information into musical expressions, turning the plants into an orchestra and the system their conductor. This data allows for the system to choose between compositional elements to form a sonic language. But will the audience listen?