Image by Fillip Studios

Image by Fillip Studios


On view April 5 2024 - August 9 2024
Art of the North Galleries, Third Floor, East Wing

There is more to a plant than meets the human eye. Arabidopsis Symphony uses augmented reality, music, and real-time local data to translate the invisible processes of a plant into an ever-changing immersive experience.

A project by Netherlands-based Fillip Studios, the installation is based on real-time, location-based data collected from Arabidopsis thaliana plants in Europe that is translated into augmented reality and music. With the scan of a QR code, visitors walk through a field of human-sized plants and witness in image and sound how real environmental changes directly influence their growth.

The Arabidopsis thaliana is an inconspicuous plant that occurs in temperate regions of world, but grows and develops differently due to local climate, weather, and soil conditions. Through complex adaptations in genes and hormones, the plant directly responds to changes in its environment day or night, rain or sunshine.


This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

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