Dehiscence, 2017

5 minutes, 32 seconds, stereo sound

composed for 12 channel diffusion / performed at the Design Hub, NAARM, AUS

Dehiscence considers the formation of becoming as a culminating event of complex relations. This composition has been shaped to express the trajectory of botanical dehiscence: water loss from the pod walls of seeds causes the valve cells to shrink and the seeds to expand, transforming elastic energy to kinetic tension, causing the seed pod to burst open.

 

These movements are determined by different timescales, particularly the timescale of water transport through the plant's cells. This work contemplates the (intra)action/s that cut through discrete timescales and that map causal events at cellular and molecular levels to macroscopic responses