Garden of Ghost Flowers
Lundahl & Seitl and Untold Garden
Please note: For this work, you need to book a timeslot in addition to your STRP Expo Ticket here.
- that which is not me, but of which I am a part
This is the first prototype of Garden of Ghost Flowers, a trans-disciplinary and perennial artwork striving to find new perspectives on how technology can frame human relations, how physical bodies can inhabit virtual worlds, and on new forms of artificial life.
The artwork takes place in a biosphere, in which grows an artificial life form that gains its nutrients from the resonance of its human visitors. The sociologist Hartmut Rosa defines resonance as a mode of interacting with the world that is not based on control, but on mutual giving and taking, as in a conversation, or a dance.
Each visit lasts twenty minutes and can accommodate up to twenty people. Through their way of relating, listening, and vocalising, each group of visitors collectively provides a unique biotope for the Ghost Flower to grow in.
Human relations are mediated by technology. By positing an artificial life form as an explicit mediator of these relations, who learns and reacts to its visitors, the encounter between the humans in the biosphere also involves meeting 'the more than human' in technology itself. During the visit, your voice will become an instrument that the Ghost Flower lives off. As a preparation, we invite you to not use your voice for one hour before entering the biosphere.
Lundahl & Seitl
Kamlaker Dev Singh
Dramaturg: Rachel Alexander
Composer: Hara Alonso
Biosphere fabric-structure: Maria Lindqvist & Johanna Mårtensson
Manchester International Festival
Ongoing Research Programme
Magasin III ’Work in Progress’
The Garden of Ghost Flowers is researched and developed with support of CPH:LAB, IDFA DocLAB and Magasin lll's Work in Progress programme.
Lundahl & Seitl is supported by: Kulturbryggan - Swedish Art Grants Committee, Swedish Art Council, City of Stockholm.
The visit of Christer Lundahl, Martina Seitl, Jakob Skote, Max Celar is made possible by the International Visitors Programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lundahl & Seitl
Lundahl & Seitl (SE) is a Stockholm and London-based duo that works with simulated realities in interactive, time-specific installations. The duo creates immersive experiences and uses them as a philosophical tool to explore the boundaries and connections between life, objects and technologies, and places and environments.
Untold Garden (SE & UK) is a Stockholm and London-based experiential art studio that makes art installations, virtual sculptures, interactive performances, artificial ecologies and organic social networks. The studio collaborates with engineers, scientists, artists, designers, architects, researchers and others from all over the world.
7 Apr12:00 – 20:00
8 Apr12:00 – 20:00
9 Apr12:00 – 20:00
10 Apr12:00 – 20:00
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