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In Vena Verbum by Tiddo Bakker

“A plant is an apparently soulless object and is viewed as primarily decorative. I want to give the plant a voice,” proclaims Tiddo Bakker. And he does this with his interactive plant project In Vena Verbum. He designed a piece of jewellery that measures the activity of the plant with a tension meter. Bakker: “Imagine the plant is in the sun: then it is active. The diaphragm moves quickly and shows the bright light. When you, for example, touch the plant, the diaphragm closes briefly. This is how the life pulse of the plant is visualised.” He wants to help humans and nature get closer together again this way.

Tiddo Bakker