WoodEar by Peter Traub at Pace Digital Gallery and Turbulence

POSTED BY: Jillian McDonald | Wed Mar 27th, 2013 9:44 p.m.
LOCATION: Pace Digital Gallery

Pace Digital Gallery and present WoodEar (Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery3)
Peter Traub in collaboration with Jennifer Lauren Smith

Opening April 16th, show runs through May 3rd

Commissioned specifically for Pace Digital Gallery "WoodEar,” the installation, expands into the gallery the software that launched on Turbulence in September 2012.

The work attempts to merge the dynamic qualities of the biological network of a tree -- roots gathering water and nutrients; leaves using sunlight to produce food; and phloem and xylem moving water and nutrients across the structure -- with the digital network of the Internet. A series of sensors attached to the tree stream data on the state of its environment – light, temperature, air pressure, and wind. This live data, merged with images and recordings of the tree’s immediate surroundings, is made audible and visible in the gallery.

Turbulence@PaceDigitalGallery is generously supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts


Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets)
New York, New York 10038
United States of America