WATCH: Hello Trees: An Interactive Installation At Discovery Green

The temporary installation is a “walking serenade” to the park’s majestic live oaks

The Montreal-based design studio Daily tous les jours creates technology-centric works in public spaces that encourage a kind of interactive “collaboration” between people and the environment. “Hello Trees!” is the group’s latest project, created specifically for downtown Houston’s Discovery Green.

The work, on view through February 25, is a series of archways and audio stations built under a canopy of live oak trees. Park goers speak a message into microphones stationed at opposite ends of the walkway, and the spoken audio is translated into light patterns that travel throught the archways. At the bottom of each arch, a speaker emits the original message, which is gradually transformed into a musical melody.

Daily tous les jours co-founder Melissa Mongiat talks about the inspiration for the project and how it works.