Circadian Bloom starts an exploration into non-human ways of keeping time. In this iteration, each screen is filled with an image of a plant that has a particular chronobiological clock – one that will consistently open and close its flowers at fixed times of the day – so that the piece together essentially works like a kind of clock. These plants behave this way regardless of external stimuli. For example, a night-blooming cactus will only bloom at night, and a morning glory moved into permanent darkness will still flower in the mornings. The clock is designed to start at dawn and ...


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