ECOSYSTEM I

Shown at South Kiosk Gallery, London

Ecosystem I is an exploration into power and control, passive and active engagement.

The piece aims to provoke our human-centred world view.

Each plant has specific needs and wants due to their diverse backgrounds coming from

ecosystems across the world. When they are planted next to each other they form a

motley crew, a diverse community.


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Embedded into the soil and plants sensors are measuring the wellbeing of each plant.


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?