The ‘Arborometer’ (2018), is an interactive installation. Visitors enter a geodesic dome containing soil, water and olive trees. Inside, biosensors measure their heart rate – a physiological indicator of emotional response. The information is connected to grow lights and speakers underneath a pool of water, creating a bio-technological feedback loop between the viewer and the trees. Our actions can be influenced by our emotions; therefore, can such experiences promote eco-conscious behaviours?
University of the Arts, London
Her interdisciplinary background has inspired her creative research, which explores the liminal space between cultural and environmental narratives. In particular, Priya is interested in the relationship between humans, the natural environment and technology – as an extension of human identity.