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Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt

Phonofolium
2001

"Phonofolium" is an interactive artwork which presents a living tree reacting to the human touch by sound and voice. Our body continually produces electrical aura, which cannot be felt directly. In "Phonofolium" the invisible electrical aura acts on the branches of the plant offering experience of environment reacting to our existence.
Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology which permit us to establish a relationship between plants and sound. In this piece, artists display the effects of random data flow and plant interaction. The data is modified as the spectator meanders around and touches the installation, resulting in a random musical universe. Audience gestures and movements generate sound effects and changes in the texture of the sound.
By researching the "design of the invisible" the approach of Scenocosme is to animate that which we cannot detect. Mixing reality with imagination, they propose a sensory experience that encourages to think about our relationship with other living things and with energy. Indoor plants can have an ambiguous existence that swings between decorative object and living being however it is said that even 'inanimate objects' can react when they receive human attention.

Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt are two contemporary artists residing in France who work together as a duo with the name Scenocosme (www.scenocosme.com).

They use interactive art, music and architecture to create evolutionary and interactive artwork. With multiple forms of expression, they invite the spectator to be in the centre of musical or choreographic collective performances. They also explore invisible relationships with our environment. By using energetic variations of living beings they design interactive stagings where spectators share sensory and other amazing experiences.

Since 2004, they have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), Villa Romana of Firenze (Italy), Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada) and in many international biennals and festivals : BIACS3 - Biennale of contemporary art in Sevilla (Spain), NAMOC / TransLife - Triennial of Media Art (China), INDAF (Korea), Experimenta (Australia), C.O.D.E (Canada), ISEA (Belfast), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Poland), FAD (Brasil), Citysonics (Belgium), Ososphere, EXIT, VIA, Scopitone, Seconde-nature (France) amongst others.