Earthbound — In Dialogue with Nature

Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

«Akousmaflore», 2007

Akousmaflore is an installation consisting of a group of suspended plants that visitors are invited to touch. As soon as the spectators makes contact with the plants, they seem to wake up. The plants then respond to the intensity of the spectators' touch or presence, producing a sound interaction that fluctuates in tone and timbre. The human body is charged with static electricity, while plants are sensitive to various flows of energy. Responding to human touch with vegetal singing, the plants signal their presence and their responsiveness to our behaviour. With this work, the artist duo Scenocosme intertwine the worlds of nature, technology and human beings in an installation that mixes elements of fantasy with science. It also makes perceptible rarely perceived electromagnetic phenomena, demonstrating how fundamental our relationship with our environment is, and how it is alive to our presence. The artists encourage us to think about our invisible relationship with other living beings, inviting us to take care of the species around us.

Scenocosme (FR) is an artist duo formed by Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt. Together they create digital art, interactive installations, sound art and collective performances. Their work results from experiments with the hybridization of technology and the living world, whose intersections drive them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. Most of their interactive artworks focus on the sensory encounter between the human body and its environment. They have exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and festivals around the world. Scenocosme is based in Lyon.