Being lost in my inspiration for the project I decided to go and spent some time with the topic of my interest; trees. In this first observation I realised that I was trying very hard to understand them. To identify their different personalities, to understand how they reacted on the environment and to make clear if they were passive or active beings. None of these questions I found an answer to. If only they could send us some more messages/information than this..
The more I give it some thoughts, the more I realise I want to do something with the inner systems/structures/mechanisms, the flows within the plants. As a first test I took my stereo cables to see what the effect would be.
Other experiments: youtube examples
Growing seeds of Cat Grass under different conditions.
Hate / Love
Telling for a week at least 4 times a day to one seed group that you love them, and the other that you hate them. In the end the one that got more love seemed to have performed better
no Music / Music
During the time span of a week one group of seeds was constantly listening to the album 'Plantasia - Music or plants and the people who love them'. The other group of seeds didn't hear anything. In the end it seemed that 'Plantasia' is only aimed at the people who love plants, because the plants itself did perform worse than the reference group