Synplant / Youyang Hu (CN), Chiaochi Chou (TW), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP), Photo: Youyang Hu


Youyang Hu (CN), Chiaochi Chou (TW), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)

Synplant is an installation that reads the natural environment from the perspective of plants and translates their experiences into audiovisual expressions that can be experienced by humans. The work uses an artificial intelligence-based learning system to analyze the bioelectrical activity of plants in response to environmental stimuli, and based on the results of that analysis, it creates an audiovisual field that represents the invisible trajectories of wind and rain in nature. This work positions plants as subjects of expression and invites viewers to engage with nature in a novel way.

Youyang Hu (CN)

Youyang Hu is an artist, researcher, and PhD student at The University of Tokyo. He has dedicated himself to conducting biohybrid experimental creations, using the calculable and augmented aspects of life as tentacles to redefine the relationship between life and nature.

Chiaochi Chou (TW)

Chiaochi Chou is an artist, researcher and PhD student at National Tsing Hua University. She is committed to combining non-human organisms with her creations to create the viewer’s physical perception so as to explore the relationship between humans and nature.

Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)

Yasuaki Kakehi is a media artist, HCI researcher and professor at The University of Tokyo. By combining digital technology and physical materials he has created installation works that show alternative ways of experiencing environments and objects.