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Distortion x Flowers by Azuma Makoto Mixes Nature with Music

By: Erin Fox - Published: Oct 31, 2012 • References: azumamakoto and trendland
Distorting the sounds exasperated from the death of flowers is the latest creation from Azuma Makoto in his newest gallery display ‘Distortion x Flowers’. Azuma Makoto takes an arrangement of flowers and installs an electronic sound monitor to each display to read the flowers as they continue to breathe. As they absorb oxygen and omit carbon dioxide, the throb of each flower emits a noise and is read on the monitors, expressing the essence of the gallery as a whole: the sound of life.

Music is a living, breathing entity which is an example of the life cycle of a flower. The ‘Distortion x Flowers’ display is an example of Azume Makoto’s love for expressing beauty through ecology and nature. He is known for working with plants to express emotion.