Nature is becoming rare in daily life. In the way the urbanising world is generally built and planned, our everyday surroundings are increasingly perpetual and static through conditioned climates and 24 hour lighting. When unpredictable natural elements such as a lifting breeze, a sudden shower, or a setting sun are planned out of our surroundings, the timeline of our everyday is lost.
A living digital organism growing on the ceiling of an indoor space, that rejoins the artificial, built world with an unplanned natural timeline.
Branches is a site responsive software that generates a canopy of branches projected on the ceiling of a space. The branches grow, move and behave depending on external environmental conditions as choreographed by outdoor weather sensors, as well as on the use of the space. From the measurements gathered by movement sensors, the branches and leaves open to allow more light into the areas where there is a concentration of movement in the room. All equipment is built into a ceramic canister, that can be placed anywhere in a room.
Presented by Gallery Libby Sellers at Art Basel 2010
London, UK - Andaz - 2011
Basel, CH - Art Basel - 2011