Flora Rearing Agricultural Network (F.R.A.N.) is a project by Sougwen Chung exploring plant and machine co-naturality. The first iteration of F.R.A.N. is a video performance featuring the creation of a speculative blueprint for a new robotic network connected to nature. An environment of digital flora is linked to the artist's brainwave data, each flux in alpha state seeding of new formations of sepals, petals, and leaves. The performance is an introduction to the physical construction of F.R.A.N., a networked robotic system to be built in 2021. The network imagines new symbiotic arrangements between humans, machines and ecologies.
The original musical score for the piece is by the artist Aquarian. www.sougwen.com