tacit – dmitrij nikitin

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Ideal landscape maintains equilibrium of numerous parameters, processes and actors. A mankind has been intervening in these parameters from the beginning of the colonization of the planet. But is it possible to understand the processes in such a complex system and to foresee its impact? The proposal is an experiment, a game which rules are difficult to decode. A common experience of causality ceases to function in this game. It is an analogy to human endeavor. The purpose here is to challenge the unambiguous statements and instructions.
The system of inputs from thousands of the potentiometers values allows to control the internal environment of a greenhouse, it enables subtle changes in temperature, humidity and soil, air flow intensity and color temperature of lights, sounds, and so on.
As in a real landscape, not every intervention deviates the system from its equilibrium, on the other hand, the minimum critical parameter change may lead to the collapse and death. The key here is that the visitors do not know the impact of their actions. Nonetheless they act. Either out of curiosity, to gain control or just because of the need to be an active part of the system.
The project is a proposal for the Czech pavilion exhibition at EXPO2015.