The PLUIES project by the Belgian-Hungarian artist Pauline Mikó is a sound and performative project that aims to strengthen the relationship between plants, nature and the human being.
Through a system of sensors and electrodes connected to the leaves of the plants and the body of the artist, the bio-electric exchange set up is transformed into sound, thanks to a modular synthesizer.
The sound waves are then modulated to produce music, both for the ears of the spectators but also for the plants themselves.
This system of electrodes, created by the artist, allows the expression of the energies of 11 different plants simultaneously.
By mixing nature and technology, Pauline Mikó offers us an original and sensory experience. The bio-philic artist tries to give back a legitimate place to plants in our urban lives. By enhancing our connection to our environment, the idea is to become aware of its fragility and the importance of respecting it. The main intention of the artist is to put life back in the center of our communities and allowing a dialogue with Nature.
Pauline Mikó is a working photographer. Through the use of various multimedia in her performative and photographic projects, she constantly questions our relationship with the environment, the soil, the mineral and the living.
In 2010, with Oh My Garden, she organized about thirty concerts in gardens, inviting the neighbors of a district to meet in the private space of an exiguous city garden. In 2013, she began A Project for Later, a long-term art piece on Memory, Territory and Time by burying Time Capsules around the world; waiting 10 years to find these souvenir boxes containing photographs, texts, SD cards and other objects buried temporality. Her musical project PLUIES is therefore the logical continuation of her sensitive research about our relationship to our surroundings and the environment.
« Remember, we are only passing by. » Pauline Mikó