Junior Return (2005)
Junior Return is a set of glass capsules that provide a miniature, computer controlled hydroponic environment; the plants’ roots are submerged in nutrient-infused water while LED lights supply the necessary illumination. A digital timer counts the seconds from 60 to 0, upon which a small pump is briefly activated, moving some air to the plant and the water that bathes its roots. The few bubbles that appear in the water each minute are the only resolve of anticipation. The energy for all of this is supplied by a battery that is tethered to the unit.
Credits: Philip Ross