Curated by Arturo Galansino, “The Florent Experiment” is a new site-specific project by Carsten Höller and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso, built around a fantastically innovative experiment studying the interaction between human beings and plants thanks to the installation of two monumental slides in the Renaissance courtyard and a special scientific laboratory connected to the façade of Palazzo Strozzi.
This immersive installation will allow visitors to be physically involved in the project with a descent from a height of 20 metres from the upper loggia in the palazzo’s courtyard, and two special cinema theatres in the Strozzina. The feelings of excitement, surprise, amusement and fear experienced by participants will be compared with the growth and reactions of various kinds of plants in order to study the empathy between plant organisms and human beings.
Save the date – The Florence Experiment
19 April – 26 August 2018
Daily including holidays 10.00-20.00
Tel +39 055 2645155
- Carsten Höller Stefano Mancuso, The Florence Experiment , 2018. Courtesy of Palazzo Strozzi