Herbarium now permanently installed in the Iso Omena Service Centre

Herbarium (2016) by Heidi Tikka & Juho Jouhtimäki is an interactive installation for a large Multitaction screen. It is permanently placed in the Iso Omena Service Centre, and was commissioned by the Espoo City Library. The Service Centre is built on a new concept, combining cultural, social and health services in one place.

Herbarium consists of an image database of plants documented in a Finnish forest over a year’s cycle, an algorithm animating the images in real time, and an interface enabling touch based engagement with the animated event. Herbarium explores the idea of a virtual landscape, which actualizes on the Multitaction screen in different configurations.