Arom Pa Bot: The Second Verse was an interactive sound exhibition by Tommy Hanson and CRSRCRSR. It was featured in the garden of Yellow Lane from 4-12 February 2023 as a part of Bangkok Design Week. This was the second year that the event was held by People of Ari.
Arom Pa Bot was designed to create a music studio of the utopian future by augmenting a beautiful garden with electronics by combining sensors, algorithms, and organic music instrument to imagine a time when technology will take on more organic forms. Visitors were able to make music with leaves, stones, and the elements of nature, making it a highly interactive exhibit. Additionally, the exhibit featured special musical performances on weekends which combined the sounds of the garden with visiting musicians.
One of the notable additions to the exhibit in its second year was the 'singing cactus', which sensed how close visitors were to the plant and created sound that synced with the distance without the need for physical contact. Other new interactive stations were also added to the exhibit, making it even more engaging than the previous year.
Overall, Arom Pa Bot: The Second Verse was an excellent showcase of the intersection between technology, art, and nature. It offered a unique and immersive experience for visitors to engage with music in a more organic and interactive way. The exhibit's success in its second year demonstrates the value of continuing to explore and push the boundaries of what is possible in interactive art installations.