While in New York we became fascinated with the air conditioning units hooked onto lots of buildings and we started to think about what plants would survive in this environment. There is a piece of research by NASA all about this so we thought we could take an old unit apart and have plants climbing all around it. We then looked at plants that live well in the enclosed space of a terrarium and decided to build a terrarium and attach parts of the air con unit to it to create an installation. Combining these two ideas and the fact that plants thrive with musical vibrations also we created ‘Sophia’.
The shape of the terrarium influenced the the garments we made to show of the idea. And the photographs of the design became a body suit. You can buy the print from our shop as a scarf and we’re working on making yoga pants.