Within the installation we see plant-like structures, moving on electronic impulses. The installation combines references to our natural environment and an electronic system.
Esser examines the behavior of objects through manipulation with electronic systems. With Technium, Esser uses audio equipment to animate dead materials. Electronic audio processing uses memory to set an arrangement of electric charges. which go to a speaker. The speaker membrane functions like an artificial muscle which moves by the electronic charges. The materials move by an artificial prosses, but does this make it less natural than a biological plant?
Reverberation shows a relation between different worlds; the world of sound, the world of analog electronics and the world of object and form. Reverberation creates a subtle interplay between these worlds.
“Mono Culture” reflects on what is natural and what is not. In this work Jochem contemplates; what qualifies to be alive? If a plant is dependent on technological systems to live in an environment, does this mean these systems are part of the organism itself? Does life have to be biological? Can a synthetic autonomous system be alive as well?