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Lightweeds (Noor)
Lightweeds (Noor)
Noor Riyadh Festival

YEAR

2023

LOCATION

KAFD

MEDIUM

Lightart

DIMENSIONS

Dimensions variable

In this  installation, viewers observe a living ecosystem of digital plants that are growing and directly responding to actual weather patterns, to create a work that naturally evolves through the days and years. Emerging from a digital seed that contains the genetic data of a specific plant, the live-generated, projected silhouettes are growing, germinating, and moving based on real time where the installation is exhibited with sensors that depict rainfall, sunshine, and wind as it happens. When movement near the artwork is detected, the plants move with the supposed wind pushing them, and they start to pollinate in the direction they go.

Lightweeds (Noor) illustrates the significance of the elements of chance and time, showing how natural phenomena and seasonal components are vanishing because of urbanism. The artist aims to question the importance of natural flux in an urbanizing world, and the loss of coincidence and local narrative in our increasingly structured, perpetual, and homogenous daily environments.

 

Lightweeds (Noor), 2023 ©Simon Heijdens, Superblue
Presented by RCRC and Riyadh Art


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