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The SECRET LIFE of Algorithmic Plants

Item number: 121
Item title: The SECRET LIFE of Algorithmic Plants
Author(s) of the item: Knowbotiq research
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 2016
Entry of the item into the inventory: 30 September 2020
Inventor(s) for this item: Possible Bodies

"knowbotiq covers this landscape with digitally printed agricultural foils, inscribing other visual narrations and time jumps into the landscape. The artistic project is inserting ornamental lines between the high-tech agriculture fields of Austrians “Pleasure-region/Genussregion” and the postcolonial plantation economies. The harvesting of fruit and vegetables is preceded by a multitude of machinic-rhythmic processes of sowing and growthing. Precarious human labour connects on the fields symbiotically with agricultural machinery in order to stimulate the plants towards an optimized exploit."