VIDEO: Bompas & Parr at Kew Gardens 2013

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Tutti Frutti Kew Gardens, London, 25th May – September
Across the globe there are 240,000 to 500,000 plant species that bear fruits, of which 70,000 to 80,000 are thought to be edible. How many have you tried? Have you carved into ultra-exotic, pungent and even banned fruits like the durian, tarap, bullock’s heart, atemoya pitabu and kalaw?

Bompas & Parr have transform Kew Garden’s Palm House Lake a figurative fruit salad boating lake and participatory artwork where you can explore edible fruit.

with thanks to Crane.tv

Talk to the Plants
The plant installation on the Pinapple Island is contributed by Mileece, an internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary sonic artist and renewable energy ambassador. Her installation turns plants into sensor-based instruments using TreWeavr™, a technology platform enabling Human/Plant interaction through sound. Presented as the installation series ‘Soniferous Eden’, TreWeavr™ has toured an array of prestigious museums including the Migros Museum in Zurich, MOCA’s Pacific Design Centre in Los Angeles and MoMA in New York.

Enter the Grotto
The Banana Grotto is filled with Bompas & Parr’s banana cloud, a fruit based weather system for your tongue. It is created using specially adapted humidification technology most regularly used in tropical fruit production. The high humidity level itself enhances taste perception as meteorology and pomolgy (the study of fruit) collide. The only way into the grotto is by boat.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD Website, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FADwebsite. FADwebsite is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moving Image, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City and Canary Wharf Magazines and expert advisor to art fair Strarta.

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