- Lightweeds Kings speech
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 onto an indoor space, through which the space regains the natural timeline that it has walled out. Uniquely generated plant families that grow up, move and behave closely depending on actual sunshine, rainfall and wind as measured live outside. On passing human traffic they bend, loose their seeds and pollenate to other walls throughout the space, to make up a constantly evolving bio system that reveals the character of the space and how its used.
Site specific commission for the Kings speech at the Chicago Cultural Centre, June 2nd 2015, for the occasion of the Dutch Royal US visit and marking the 10th anniversary of Lightweeds.
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Chicaco Cultural Centre, June 2015