Sensory Beings: Internal Garden

SENSE

Internal Garden will enable people with complex disabilities to explore and connect with UK plant collections ,based on their preferred vibration sequences using MIDI Sprout & SUBPAC technology.

Visitor Information

Touchbase Pears
750 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 6NA

Sessions will be coproduced by sound artist Justin Wiggan & people with complex disabilities. He will explore MIDI interface to register impulses and interactions of plants and participants. Using Subpac vests he will send the plant signals from the MIDI Sprout into the human body as a vibration, giving the group an immersive physical sensation.The final installation will be exhibited at TouchBase Pears & Birmingham Botanical Garden.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

The final installation will be open to the general public at both venues. 5 - 7 September installed at Birmingham Botanical Garden
9 – 14 September at Sense Touchbase Pears. The piece will be open to everyone but we will particularly welcome audience members with complex disabilities. The installation will be free to visit.

Get in touch

Contact information

If you would like to get in touch please email [email protected]

Photos of the site

Internal Garden. Copyright JW

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Internal Garden

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Internal Garden visit @ BBG

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Internal Garden visit @ BBG

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Internal Garden visit at BBG

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Internal Garden @ Sense Touchbase

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Internal Garden @ Sense Touchbase

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Internal Garden @ Sense Touchbase

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Internal Garden @ Sense Touchbase

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Planter for Internal Garden

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Prepared the Evaluation Forms

Monday, September 2, 2019

Prepared the Evaluation Forms

Monday, September 2, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Friday, September 6, 2019

INTERNAL GARDEN AT STBP

Monday, September 9, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Internal Garden Sharing Event

Thursday, September 12, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
We installed at Sense Touchbase Pears ! Over 300 people experienced the plants 10/09/2019 - 14:45 300 Mixed ages
We installed Internal Garden at Birmingham Botanical Garden ! Over 200 people made music with plants 05/09/2019 - 14:45 200 Mixed ages
Person experiencing the installation ' I felt excited , intrigues , happy, calm, mindful and connected ' 10/09/2019 - 14:30 -1 65 + years
We delivered our relaxed sharing workshop and presentation at Sense Touchbase Pears - a fab opportunity for community members to join in! 12/09/2019 - 17:30 25 Mostly adults 25+
The planter is almost completed! Thank you to artist Adam for creating the work :) 14/08/2019 - 15:45 1 Mostly adults 25+
Community members at Sense Touchbase Pears experienced plants and fungi chosen by people with complex disabilities . 13/06/2019 - 10:00 80 Mostly adults 25+
Visit - over two days adults with complex disabilities connected to plants and fungi at the gardens through sound & vibrations. 01/05/2019 - 09:45 13 Mostly adults 25+