More CO2 Dreams

Within the project “Do Plants Dream of CO2?” French and Swedish artists together investigate what trees dream about. A second meeting will be held in Paris August 12. They write:

“Humans have traditionally ignored plants’ ability to solve problems. We have also been relatively blind to many of the similarities that we share with the plant life around us. But since we share the same planet and the same evolutionary past, we also share a lot of biochemistry.In biology much attention has recently been given to the agency of plants – how they sense the world and deal with changes in their environment.”

The participants investigate what implications the recent discoveries in biology have for the arts, via two connected questions:

- How does plant perception function – and what can art learn from this?
- What are the similarities and differences between humans and plants – and what can  art learn from this?