Plant (iPod), 2008
Eight potted plants with sound systems embedded in the pots respond to the movements of gallery visitors. When visitors are present, “the sounds of the closest plants drift in and out of stories told in multiple languages.” Because the sounds are soft, visitors crouch down and lean into the plants to hear the stories. When no visitors are present, the pots emit the sound of humans breathing.1
1 Translife: International Triennial of New Media Art, Fan Di’an and Zhang Ga, Eds., Liverpool University Press, 2013, p. 255.