Planting Sounds continues Tseng's installation, Speaker Tree, which has won the First Prize in Interactive Installation in the 1st Digital Art Festival Taipei 2006. The installation relies on interacting with audience to create an image of a forest and employs the natural image to create new imagination of digital art. The work reveals a waterfront forest that resembles an audiogram in computer during sound recording. As people use pencils to draw, connect and extend the forest, they create unique patterns of the forest in audio waves and trigger various kinds of sounds with electric conduction of their bodies. In a way, participant is planting a distinctive sound branch for the forest. By collecting each audiogram created by the participants, the installation reveals a unique 'soundscape' that encompasses all kinds and shapes of distinctive sounds.
Tseng Wei-Hao holds an MFA from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. He began his artistic career by making kinetic sculptures, using magnets to discuss invisible magnetic force and its expression. After graduation, he continues to explore the subject of invisible energy discussed in his previous works while researching on sound, visualizing invisible energy and looking for the original value in art.