Realms of interactive sound and movement in public space
Promoting human-environment connections by interaction and movement to sounds of monumental trees
The sound of trees produced by their electrical pulses will promote a new form of movement within the place they provide. We invite for various interactions to draw people to pause, connect with the moment and what it summons and appreciate the ancient trees that preceded the city.
Vision: Trees support mental and physical health and are essential in the post pandemic era for addressing global warming threats. Research shows that trees are crucial in creating a healthy physical and mental environment, they upraise urban spaces and offer a sense of Place and opportunities for gathering in a creative and spiritual manner. Monumental trees are a being of their own, known to communicate with each other and respond to environmental conditions. Yet, they frequently go unnoticed by city dwellers.
Our proposal is directed at arising people’s awareness to the ‘urban forest’ as a necessary living infrastructure, and foster people to interact, care and protect these assets in the threat of the endless building and destruction of the city. Site: The Jacob Garden, an architectonic multi-level garden situated within the prominent cultural center. It contains 3 monumental Ficus trees, hundreds of years old. The proposed intervention is between two substantial trees on an existing bridge that connects them. We hope to work in a parallel site in Vienna.
Tactics: Our sound producing body-oriented intervention is a platform for sensual and social interactions, events and experiences. Sound, body sensation, action and motion in relation to trees will generate emotion, connect to the surroundings and encourage collaboration.
Components: We propose to transform an interactive form of sound generated by trees to inspire body motion, by using a sonic device. The system will detect the electrical pulses of the trees and transform them into synthesized sounds amplified into the space. Body interactions will influence the sound itself, as will the time of day, the weather and humidity, the pollution and other physical parameters.
An optional system may express the electrical pulses simultaneously in color schemes projected onto the wall of the Helena Rubinstein pavilion.
A multifunctional element made of ecological materials positioned on the bridge will allow various forms of body and social situations, which will activate the projection of sound and colors.
An internet-site that compares between the 2 parallel sites in TA and Vienna and for further action-research.