Ahead of the performance of Electric Daisy on Thursday 15 June, we asked one of the artists, Joana Burd, some questions about the project. She explained how the project was created, and what to expect on the night. If you'd like to join us for one of the two performances, click here to go to the ticket booking page.


Can you tell us about the unusual flower spilanthes oleracea?

It's a Brazilian flower that has the potential to vibrate our mouths and our bodies. 

What can audiences expect at the show?

Participation takes place in an immersive 3D audio experience that combines data sonification and sound spatialization, revealing the connections between biohybrid bodies, human senses, and living machines. 

Can you explain how the sounds and visuals are created?

Visuals were created with microscope imaging inside a lab and artificial intelligence software's. Sound was composed with data sonification of the plant itself. 


With many collaborators working on the project, how did your different skills contribute?

This is a multidisciplinary project between an anthropologist, an artist and a musician.

What do you want the audience to take away from the experience?

Questions about how the future will be with living machines. 


Photo credits: Ram Shergill and Dr Tchern Lenn.