whisper to the other side

3 foil greenhouses, 3 projectors, 3 Raspberry Pies, media player, polymer clay, glass aquarium

music and composition: Sebastian Fillenberg


Whisper to the other side is a video installation which deals with our view of the flora and the mutual relationships which unfold from it.

Plants are permanently sedentary creatures which causes them to behave quite contrary to the meandering being of humans.

Plants live off light. Humans define themselves through their interaction with the outside world and their being, whereas with plants this division does not exist; they act on their being. As oxygen producers, plants generate the environment we are able to live in, thus they create our livelihood.

Despite this dependency on plants we often take them as something negligible and tangible.

Furthermore there is more and more evidence suggesting that plants are much more intertwined with their surroundings and also interact with them more than it was assumed and observed until recently.

If plants make up our world, what does our view upon them finally say about ourselves?

How do plants and humans relate to each other if humans are more than ever meshing with landscapes and growth processes on a bio-technical level to the point of being able to perfectly imitate them?