An evening with Primrose
By Abigail Conway with Ross Flight and oenothera biennis
An evening with Primrose is a concert and interactive installation.
You are invited to think about your relationship to time through nature and listen to a unique soundscape as you watch the blooming of evening primrose flowers and begin to measure moments in time as determined by Nature's clock.
At this interactive art work you can view animated illustrations and videos, and listen to a sound scape created as you watch the live blooming of evening primrose flowers. A camera films the bloom of the flower each evening, marking the plant’s life cycle, and connects it to a sound interface developed by sound designer Ross Flight. This allows the flower’s bloom to create sound in real time, with unique musical scores created each night.
An evening with Primrose will be open as an audio and visual installation during the afternoons. Come and see the ways that plant life cycles connect with our own, learn about the technology that creates the concert, dissect the head of a plant, and begin to understand Circadian rhythmn’s and time - leading up to the moment the flowers perform, each evening.
Supported by University of Chichester, developed at and supported by Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, with thanks to The Spire, the National Theatre Studio, Dominic Baker & Oliver Levett and James Lewis. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
People who like music, gigs, and art exhibitions, who like to explore our relationship to nature, and plants!