Home News Photos of 2,292 Plants Attending a Live Concert in Barcelona

Photos of 2,292 Plants Attending a Live Concert in Barcelona

When the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona reopened on June 22nd after the months of coronavirus lockdowns, its first concert was rather unusual. Instead of humans filling the seats, the live performance was attended by 2,292 plants.

The unique concert was put together by conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia and the Max Estrella gallery, who found concertgoers that didn’t need to be socially distanced and filled out the seats and balconies of the 6-level hall that was first opened in 1847.

Attendees included palms, Dracaena, snake plants, fiddle-leaf figs, Monstera (the “Swiss cheese plant”), and more.

As the plants from local nurseries listened on, the UceLi Quartet string quartet played Puccini’s “Crisantemi” in a performance that was also streamed online to virtual attendees around the world.

[embedded content]

“After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu’s artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature,” the Liceu writes.

After the concert, the plants that attended were donated (along with a certificate from the artist) to 2,292 healthcare workers who have been battling COVID-19 on the frontlines of the ongoing pandemic.

(via Gran Teatre del Liceu via Colossal)

Image credits: Photographs by Gran Teatre del Liceu and used with permission


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Yongnuo Patents Unusual Smartphone and Camera System Combo

Yongnuo has already released a mirrorless camera system designed to be used in tandem with a smartphone, but the company seems to be interested...

This Device Can Charge Four Different Camera Batteries at the Same Time

Very rarely does a photographer only have one type of battery these days. From your camera’s battery, to rechargeable AAs, to drone batteries, it...

Photos Of The Day For November 2020

Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of November’s selections in the slideshow below. Want to get your images in...

Easy Eye-Catching Macro Photo Ideas You Can Make At Home

Photographers might be struggling with coming up with interesting photography ideas when cooped up at home to stay safe from COVID-19 or because the...

NEW Panel To Apply Epic Color Grades in Photoshop

Learn to use the new Color Grading panel in Photoshop 2021's Camera Raw. This amazing new color grading tool allows you to target the...