As the consequences of the Anthropocene unfold, it is imperative that humans nurture a mutually beneficial relationship with the world of plants (and beyond), instead of destructively. When participating in the experience, visitors learn about plant care through a medical guidebook and have the hands-on opportunity to operate on a plant themselves; through this direct sensorial interaction, they hopefully walk away with a feeling of increased kinship for the non-human.


A key component of the VITALIS experience is plant sonification to create a vitals monitor for surgery.

The system collects biometric data through soil moisture sensors and pulse sensors. It then gets converted into audiovisual outputs as a translation of plant communication.