Server Farm: Test Plot 001
Supported by STRP Festival, Test Plot 001 is a first iteration of Server Farm, a proposal to build a computer out of, and in collaboration with, plants and other critters.
Working with researchers in Greece and France, Bridle is exploring the cultivation of 'hyperaccumulators': plants which grow in metal-rich soils and can be harvested to recover nickel, cadmium, and other materials. While these soils are usually toxic to plants, the ones found here have evolved unique abilities to survive and thrive in their particular locations. For Bridle, these plants represent a natural intelligence and source of knowledge, which we have much to learn from.
Listen to Greek Endemics: An Interview with Maria Konstantinou: