2019 07 06 @ EMEM Art Fest, Trakų Vokės manor
Performance duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
According to Masaru Emoto’s findings on experiments with water, the water molecules change their structure depending on the emotion that the sound brings. It was noticed that high-frequency emotions in sounds, for instance, “I love you, thank you” and classical music, create complex and symmetrical crystals, whereas water affected by low frequencies (die, idiot, etc.) loses its crystal structure and becomes similar to mud puddles. Having in mind that all earthly organisms are liquid-based, the experiment findings confirm the importance of high-frequency emotions for growth and development. Singing and talking to the plants now looks logical.
The piece is performed in an empty orangery in Traku Vokės manor. The performer is sitting in the middle of an orangery, facing the park behind windows and is making sound with the Cello or playing impromtu. The doors of the orangery are closed but not locked. Movement in orangery is not forbidden nor encouraged.
Music for the Plants is music for the memory of plants, as an expression of nostalgia and expression of faith. The orangery itself creates imaginary visuals of its past when it was full of exotic flora. The artist aims to create an environment of these imaginary memories of an orangery, perform music and emit high-frequency sounds, as an expression of love to the creation, stimulate the growth of plants and their development, and at the same time, to stimulate her own development. This aspect makes the artist and the spectator near proximity with the plant or the memory of the plant, the plant or the memory of the plant can be experienced through the comprehension of own finite fragility.