grow tank

Conceived as the focal point of Universe of Tang's dystopian jungle party, grow tank is an internally reflective, perception-distorting structure filled with plants and lights which can be controlled via MIDI using custom software. Responding to the decaying, industrial nature of the surroundings, a former grain mill turned nightclub, the installation imagines a future in which Earth's temperatures are rapidly rising and plants are not evolving fast enough to survive, and a structure which might be used to help nuture them.

Later the Grow Tank was reimagined as an aquarium for Universe of Tang: Wet & Weird with new internal decoration.

Live lighting control is based around harmonically layered patterns with modes inspired by lighting storms, rhythms and strobes in software which maps the patterns onto the form of the Tank.

Originally exhibited in the Silo at Griessmuehle, Berlin, for Kille & Universe of Tang present DJ Flush's Birthday Bash, November 2018 and Killekill Ghetto House Special with Universe of Tang, April 2019.

Concept, design, construction, live lighting control: Matilda Skelton Mace
Light programming: Barney Gale

Polycarbonate, LEDs, mirror film, fake plants, custom software, Raspberry Pi, 8-channel DMX decoder, Enttec USB DMX Pro, MIDI controller.

2018 & 2019.