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Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Exploring plant music with Orlando DOOm

Arts, Entertainment, Music
It is well known that plants love music and that music stimulates the growing process of plants. But have you ever heard of sounds created with the help of plants? As it is mentioned in the Upliftconnect, “Forty years ago researchers at the Damanhur Federation of Communities near Turin in Italy started intensive research into plant communication, attempting to prove that plants were sentient beings. They developed a device out of this research, that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music.” An Italian born and now London based multimedia artist Matteo Chiarenza (Orlando DOOm) in the interview with The Voice of London explains how the plant music works. Orlando DOOm uses a plant and a synthesizer as well as a device that uses a MIDI inter
Strange Days: Memories of the Future review

Strange Days: Memories of the Future review

Arts, Entertainment, Exhibition
Strange Days: Memories of the Future is presented by The Store X and New Museum, in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. It is an exhibition that mixes video and film installations by 21 acclaimed artists whom all have exhibited at the New Museum in New York in the last ten years. Spread over three floors the exhibition is a dreamy labyrinth with every video presenting a new dream to fall into. It is an immersive show that considers how images shape memories. There is no actual time or theme in the exhibition and some of the videos might not even make any sense from the first glimpse, just like real dreams. As the official glossary states, “In many of the videos in the exhibition, technology is both a subject and medium - perhaps even a talisman - in peculiar parables that expand
Art for the digital generation: a 360 VR experiment by Paul McCarthy

Art for the digital generation: a 360 VR experiment by Paul McCarthy

Arts, Entertainment, Exhibition
An American artist Paul McCarthy is presenting a new 360 virtual reality experiment called Mary and Eve at the Zabludowicz Collection. The LA based artist is well known for his artwork, ranging from sculptures, to multi-media installations, performances and films.  McCarty’s works are usually focused on provocative themes and subjects, such as sex toys or innocent American mythology characters performing in taboo acts. And even though his art might be shocking for some and breaking socially accepted norms for others, the overall experience depends on a personal view of the world. The installation is a part of Paul McCarthy’s ongoing series “Coach Stage Stage Coach”, which is a spin-off from John Ford’s Western film Stagecoach (1939). C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experi
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