Materials. Transducers with amplifier. Plant pots. Native seeds. Soil. Mp3player. Coding. Supercollider
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The installation is very resilient and can be performed in different scenarios: from gardens to forests, from greenhouses to a lonely tree in a shopping center.
1. Entering the space. People scan a QR code to access an online PDF with an introduction, a set of instructions, and a reflective and informative text about deforestation.
2. Accessing the PDF. The QR gives access to this PDF, where the first page contains an introduction and instructions for the installation, and the second page is a scientific text next to a poetic reflection on deforestation to reinforce the message of the artwork.
3. Hugging a tree. the sonifications are played using transducers connected to trees, so the tree works as an amplifier. By hugging the tree, the participants can feel the vibration of the sounds, and by positioning their ears against the trunk, they can hear the sounds of deforestation.
4. Planting seeds. Pots filled with soil, and bags with seeds are lying around the trees. The participants can plant the seeds, water them, plant the around the space or take the pots home to grow a new potential forest.
5. After the installation. The whole installation has been reduced to a box, so the participant can take it to their home and plant a forest wherever they want.
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