RIXC FESTIVAL 2020, THE 5TH OPEN FIELDS CONFERENCE AND ECODATA EXHIBITION
The concert for ‘plants and people’ is provided by RIXC Fields Residency Greenhouse from Riga. It was made to be featured in two festivals: Ars Electronica and RIXC Art and Science festival: Ecodata.
The FOREST GARDEN is the Live Concert Event at the Greenhouse of RIXC Fields Residency near Riga. It is an environment for artistic, scientific and speculative experiments focusing on ‘greenhouse effect’ – relations between the terrestrial- and atmospheric-, human- and plant-, and impacts of climate change on future eco-systems.
It is conceptually based on Talk To Me. Human-plant Communication by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, and will use its interface and environment for maintaining the live concert’s program.
Talk to Me is a human-plant communication interface and art project that encourages people to talk to the plants. https://talktome.rixc.lv/ Artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits invite you to send encouraging messages to help the plants grow tall and strong. You can choose the language and male or female voice. Your messages will be read loudly for the growing tomatoes by the loudspeaker installed in the greenhouse, where the live concert will take place on September 12, 2020, featuring the live stream for Ars Electronica Garden Riga-Karlsruhe program by the artists and musicians:
Lauris Smits. RIVERS IN THE SKY
Ivo Taurins. GENERATED FOREST
Platons Buravickis. RED WAVE
Daniel Hengst. THE BLOOMING LOVE (immersive environment)
Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits. TALK TO ME. HUMAN-PLANT COMMUNICATION (real-time communication interface and voice) with Kristaps Biters. PLA(N)Tform: Forest Garden Greenhouse (visual)
Project Credits / Acknowledgements:
Artistic concept and curating: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits
Performing artists: Ivo Taurins, Platons Buravickis, Lauris Smits, Daniel Hengst, Kristaps Biters
Production: RIXC Riga
Support: EMAP / EMARE, State Cultural Capital Foundation of Latvia