INFORMATION PROCESSING ORGANISMS

The installation Information Processing Organisms is composed of scanned video projections, a narrative film and bricks made from decomposing organic matter. It’s informed by research into a new and controversial field of biology, Plant Neurobiology, that looks at how plants interpret environmental stimuli.

Strictly speaking, plants don’t have neurons—the use of 'neurobiology' is a metaphor that makes reference to similarities observed in both plants and animals when they transmit signals to communicate with their environment.

Information Processing Organisms conceptually associates the words 'plant' and 'neurobiology', to broaden the definition of what a nervous system actually is, and to take distance from the modernist view of a plant as an inanimate and passive organism.