Come closer. See how it becomes aware of your presence: it registers you and slowly opens its leaves, one by one. Your presence is frozen in time. Move away and it closes them again, unnoticed by you.

Synthese is an interactive installation developed in association with Boris Baehre. Synthese explores the intersection of biology and technology and reflects on how humans intervene in natural processes and try to control them. Its opening and closing sequence is the inverse of that of the Mimosa Pudica (shy plant): it's not an attempt to copy or improve nature, but rather a humble homage to its marvels.

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