© Michael Sedbon

23rd Art Division Jury Selections


Bio art

Michael SEDBON [France]


An installation that uses electricity produced by the photosynthesis process of plants to power a single board computer mining cryptocurrency. A neural network predicts the mining rate in regard to the weather forecast, and the AI comes up with a strategy to reinvest the “harvested” money into farmland. It questions the relationship between ecosystems and technologies by perceiving forest and fields as a power source for giant information grid.