naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto paris' monuments
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jun 15, 2014
naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto paris' monuments


naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto paris’ monuments

 

 

 

for the 21st climate conference in paris that will take place in december 2015, belgian artist naziha mestaoui will project ‘one beat one tree’ onto the city’s famed monuments. the installation bridges the virtual and reality, technology and nature, as well as what is visible and invisible. spectators to the artwork are granted the opportunity to create a digital tree that they will be able to see growing on buildings in rhythm with their heart, via a heartbeat sensor controlled through a smartphone. the computerized tree is then actually planted in europe, latin america, africa or asia rendering ‘each citizen a co-creator of our collective future beyond individualism,’ expressed the artist.

naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
the growing forest projected onto the hôtel de ville
naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
the projection of a plant grows on the eiffel tower

naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
a smartphone reads a heartbeat and translates it onto the city structure

naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
city monuments outside of paris have the possibility to be integrated into the installation

naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
projections cast within a pavilion

naziha mestaoui: one beat one tree
the user interacts within a digital environment

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