Milda Vyšniauskaitė – Mimosa Pudica
Can a piece of art have its own character? And can its audience show compassion or even empathy towards it? This is what Milda Vyšniauskaitė aims to find out with ‘Mimosa Pudica.’
The name of the work originates from a plant, the leaves of which fold inwards and droop when they are touched or shaken. Just like the plant, this work responds to its environment by defending itself, although it uses light, sound and inflatables to do so. The audience can keep balance with the work while exploring the exhibition space, but also push its boundaries if it wants to.
Milda Vyšniauskaitė is a graduate of the interaction design department of the KABK in The Hague.