Phonofolium et Lux


Interactive lighting and sonorous tree

Phonofolium et Lux is an interactive artwork with a living tree reacting to the human electrostatic touch by sounds and lights. Several sound and light characters are revealed when the audience is touching or stroking lightly it. The intensity of light’s variations varies according to the proximity of contact with the tree

In the darkness, the tree is only light with spotlights. Interactions of audience with the tree illuminates and highlights the architecture arounded the tree in the exhibition space.

In their artwork, the artists Scenocosme create hybrids between plants and digital technology. Plants are natural sensors and are sensitive to various energy flows. In this kind of artworks, the technology disappears in order to enhance sensory relations and to augment senses. Mixing reality and imagination, they explore our relationships between the body and the environment: they can feel energetic variations of living beings and design interactive stagings in which spectators share extraordinary sensory experiences. Phonofolium et Lux lets us know about their existence by a scream, a melody and a lighting vibration. Sound characters generate various feelings and influence feedbacks of audience.

The scenography of lights depends of the architectural qualities in the exhibition space. And the light which enhances the architecture is vibrating and fragile, because it depends of the electrostic energy of bodies.

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Indoor and Outdoor
Estimated Weight
50 kg
Previously seen at
Telfair Museum of Art Savannah (USA), Nocturne Art at Night Halifax (Canada), Culture Night Dublin (Irland), Festival E-Fest Tunis (Tunisia), Festival Frequency Lincoln (UK), Galerie Le Manège Dakar (Senegal), Nuit Blanche Paris (France) etc..

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Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt

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