Plant Facts and Plant Fiction

A work made of durst lambda prints.

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  • A work made of durst lambda prints.

Date:

2010

Artist:

Troika
English, founded 2003

About this artwork

At once visionary and weird, the multidisciplinary designers of Troika have imagined a world in the near future in which bioengineered plants achieve a variety of unusual capabilities. Mushrooms can “hush rooms” by providing insulation and sound dampening in a crowded apartment building. The Self Eater is designed to break down into pure ethanol fuel, while the Weeping Thief excretes a special liquid that acts as a security device for computers and smartphones. Although they are heavily inspired by science fiction, Troika’s hybrid plant-machines reflect questions asked in cutting-edge research today about the environmental and humanitarian implications of future designs.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Troika

Title

Plant Facts and Plant Fiction

Date

2010

Medium

Durst Lambda prints

Dimensions

Variable Dimensions

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2010.420.1-5

Extended information about this artwork

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