Living digital plants that move and grow directly along live measurements of wind, light and rain sensors placed outside the building.
Digital seeds that contain the genetic data of a plant species are brought alive by the live data feed from weather sensors placed outside the building.
As the seed grows into a plant depending on actual rain and sunlight and sways in real time wind, it's character is at any time unique to the time and location they are growing in, ever evolving between gentle and intense as outside weather patterns change throughout the days and seasons.
When people pass, the plants tremble and eventually loose their seeds, which pollinate in the direction of passage to create new plants in the locations where most traffic is heading. Like imprints in the sand, the evolving location and density of plants reveal which way the building is used. The hard, static surface of the man-made environment is opened up to become evolutionary again.
A living digital organism that restores an unplanned natural flux to the otherwise perpetual man-made environment.
Lightweeds is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art New York
Eindhoven, NL - van Abbe Museum 2017
London, UK - Clarges Street (public space) 2017
Chicaco, US - Chicaco Cultural Centre 2015
New York, USA - MoMA New York 2014-2015
Houston, USA - BCM 2014
Doha, Qatar - Katara Art Centre 2012
Jerusalem, Israel - Israel Museum Jerusalem 2012
Salt Lake City, USA - UMNH 2011
Cannes, F - Villa LG 2011
Hong Kong, China - Leg Council Building 2011
London, UK - V&A 2010
London, UK - Bloomberg gallery 2010
Hasselt, Belgium - Z33 2010
Cheongju, South Korea - 2009
Moscow, Winzavod - 2009
New York, USA - MoMA New York 2008
Hong Kong, China - Taikoo Place 2008
London, UK - Gallery Libby Sellers 2008
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Witte de With 2007
London, UK - Frieze art fair / private show 2007
Paris, F - Foret Ave Des Champs Elysees 2011
Beijing, China - Today Museum 2007
Guangzhou, China - GAFA Museum 2007
Rotterdam, NL - RAM Gallery 2007
Shanghai, China - Da Ning 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Gallery BKVB -2007
New York, USA - Milk Gallery 2007
Lausanne, Switzerland - Gallery Mackintosh 2007
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Erasmus 2006
Milan, Italy - Grazie dei Fior 2005