Flood-tide below me,

I see you face to face

 

installation, plotter, water, chia, co2 sensor, camera, custom electronics and software.

Flood-tide below me, I see you face to face is a kinetic installation looking at humans’ interactions with their environment in the act of creation and destruction. As individuals populate the gallery, the carbon dioxide they emit is logged by the installation. When viewers approach the work, their presence is captured and converted into lines of hydrated chia seeds that trace their movement through the space. These lines are extruded onto a mosaic landscape of tiles showing the topography of all places Franklin and Wille have individually called home. The more people interact with the installation, the more chia seeds are laid down on the landscape.

The installation acts as an analog of the climate for this chia, carefully watering it in cycles to help it sprout and grow. However, as more people populate the space and interact with the work, the higher the carbon dioxide levels rise, and the installation responds by lengthening the interval of time between each watering cycle. Eventually, the overwhelming presence of viewers choke out the sprouts as they try to grow in their environment.

Tiles from installation of Flood tide below me, I see you face to face. are sold with proceeds helping a local environmental group where it is exhibited.

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