Trees and plants swaying to the beats of wind is a familiar sight to all of us. However, have you ever heard of an object, organism or installation that dances with the breeze, even if it’s enclosed within an airtight compartment? Interactive artist David Bowen has created quite a number of such installations, dubbed as Tele-Present Wind, which mimic the swaying of the plant outside.
Consisting of 21 x/y tilting devices, the installation is connected to dried plant stalks, which are placed inside the gallery. An identical dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer is installed outdoors. An accelerometer measures the wind force on the stalk outside and transmits the data to the stalks inside in real time. Responding to the gathered data, the indoor device starts to tilt in accord with the one outside.