The Singing Plants at Damanhur (Amazing Video)
Experience what is was like to be in the Sacred Forests in Damanhur and listen to the singing plants. It will change your perception on life.
An installation comprising only custom electronic oscillators.
Wherever electric current exists, magnetic field is also induced. This means that plants as all living organisms, which utilise electric current in their biology emit weak electromagnetic fields. This installation makes use of a noncontact method for measuring electric fields for the sonification of the young plants.
I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks.
The language that one associates with plants is often heavily personalised, plants are sad, they are happy, they are forlorn, they yearn for life. We talk to them, play music to them in order to stimulate them.
Yet is this not a form of mythologising? When Plants Sing takes us away from the fiction by trying to study plants more appropriate, imagining ways to listen to plants depending on their metabolism.
When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!