Materials: philodendron, electronics, wire, video, sound, human interaction. Gutenberg Sound Art Academy, Mainz University, Germany, August, 2019.
The symbiotic co-evolution of plants with insects, birds, and parasites resulted in a heightened sensitivity to interaction to other species, and is – in part – revealed in this interactive piece. Additionally, recent research indicates plants communicate with other species of plants sharing resources of water and warning of unfriendly fungi, insects and other environmental information. Masaoka has been integrating plants into her art performances and installations since the late 1990’s.