Do Plants Dream of Carbondioxide


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. With a new project Vision Forum will 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?

In a first step to dig into these question, French and Swedish artists will together investigate what trees dream about. They will use sound to dig deeper into the nocturnal life of plants in workshop in the natural setting close to Cosne sur Loire May 27-29.