Project Proposal: 3

Working Title: Off-Grid

A game is played by a group of people. The game is monitored and influenced by an Ai. Data from the gameplay is interpreted by the Ai and used to design a grid Garden comprised of a mixture of materials – plant seeds, insect eggs, clay, toffee, wax and iron powder. A small walking bot creates this space on a piece of prepared land.

The Garden is recorded using time-lapse photography, with images sent wirelessly to a central database each day. Both the Garden and the resulting imagery are the products of this process.

The piece highlights the inevitability of change within a living ecosystem, and brings three timeframes together – a day, a year, and a decade.


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