Radio Active Plantron
Plantron is a system that converts imperceptive biological information / electrical to sounds.
In this exhibition, the place around the plants is slightly radioactive. (The level of radioactivity is under the safety level)
The plant's reaction to radiation is expressed as "Voice of vegetation" by converting the plant's electrical signal to sounds.
On the other hand, after life-threatening incident, the various plants on the area of the Fukushima-daiichi nuclear plant are still there without expressing anything. We can easily imagine that they are longing to shout their "voices",too. What kind of outcries are they making?
I suppose we would never build nuclear plants if we were sensitive enough to listen to the voices of lives including the plants standing around us. As one method for resolving the real problem of Fukushima, I would like to face the future with a attitude that change our sense to nature.
The sound installation through plantron is an approach to the very meaning of life by reconsider the relationship between plants and humans by feeling the links among the plants and us by listening the electrically converted"voices"of plants.
We donate a part of the money paid by mecenats to following groups as an assistance fund for the post-quake re-construction;
"Rikuzen-takada city SAKARA LINE 311" → http://sakura-line311.org/
We choose this project for it would serve a role of the symbol of the cohabitation of plants and humans.
※ We donnated 1000JPN from collected money to the Sakura 311.
Completed Postdoctrial course of Chiba University. After degreed as expert of Orchid, organized many exhibitions and workshops in museums and galleries as a media artist.
His creation is wide-ranging from the plantron, a devise to listen the voices of plants, to a project to let bugs draw paints and interactive works to make a music by sampling biological displaced sound of human bodies. His works highly esteemed internationally.
Ph.D. (plant physiology, horticulture), Master of Engineering (Oceanography), Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Lecturer of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music tip of artistic expression.