Hybridizing plant life within a digitally fabricated matrix, [R]ed[U]x‘s Chlorophytum project explores synthetic methods to augment and showcase physiological processes within plants including capillary action, phototropism, thigmotropism, and diurnal behaviours. Within the created environment, the plants’ responses to the various stimuli in the room are highlighted via the use of numerous lighting conditions and sensory motion. The tessellation of plants and fabricated components atop visitors will prove to be an engaging piece that draws attention to the self-organizing systems at play in plant growth, but also questions the nature of interior vegetation as art.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan