Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant: Opening the Archive

Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant: Opening the Archive
PARCspace (Room W224, LCC) 26 January to 26 February 2016.
Exhibition open Tuesdays from 12 noon to 3pm, and other times by appointment.

Collaborators PARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Corinne Silva and artist Eva Sajovic have established a pop-up studio in the PARC members room, based at the London College of Communication. This is the first in a series of new initiatives from PARC to make practice-based research visible.

The exhibition questions the plant-growing industry, plants as receptacles for memories and how we might fully understand plants as active agents. The artists also explore their practice-led research by opening up their archive.

Silva + Sajovic create artworks, interventions and discussions that consider the vitality and agency of flora in the urban space as a catalyst for rethinking current power structures between human life and plant life.

This exhibition is partnered with Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant, showing at LCC Lower Gallery from 5 – 26 February as part of the LCC public programme.

To arrange to visit the PARCspace exhibition, contact Corinne at c.silva@lcc.arts.ac.uk or Robin Christian at r.christian@lcc.arts.ac.uk

LCC GREEN WEEK

Silva + Sajovic: Eating the Bones performance
Part of the WILD: ReNaturing the City symposium, FREE.

10 February 2016 at 6.40pm. Lower Gallery within the installation Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant.

The performance questions relationships and hierarchies between human beings and plant life. The artists channel the voices of indigenous Colombians, writers Tim Ingold and Jamaica Kinkaid, and London-based workshop participants, as well playing with plant metaphors and recounting personal anecdotes. Through these distinct voices and a participatory ritual, Silva + Sajovic highlight the agency and power in plant life and rethink the human ‘family tree’.

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Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant: Opening the Archive

Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant: Opening the Archive
PARCspace (Room W224, LCC) 26 January to 26 February 2016.
Exhibition open Tuesdays from 12 noon to 3pm, and other times by appointment.

Collaborators PARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Corinne Silva and artist Eva Sajovic have established a pop-up studio in the PARC members room, based at the London College of Communication. This is the first in a series of new initiatives from PARC to make practice-based research visible.

The exhibition questions the plant-growing industry, plants as receptacles for memories and how we might fully understand plants as active agents. The artists also explore their practice-led research by opening up their archive.

Silva + Sajovic create artworks, interventions and discussions that consider the vitality and agency of flora in the urban space as a catalyst for rethinking current power structures between human life and plant life.

This exhibition is partnered with Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant, showing at LCC Lower Gallery from 5 – 26 February as part of the LCC public programme.

To arrange to visit the PARCspace exhibition, contact Corinne at c.silva@lcc.arts.ac.uk or Robin Christian at r.christian@lcc.arts.ac.uk

LCC GREEN WEEK

Silva + Sajovic: Eating the Bones performance
Part of the WILD: ReNaturing the City symposium, FREE.

10 February 2016 at 6.40pm. Lower Gallery within the installation Five Hundred Flowers and the Mother Plant.

The performance questions relationships and hierarchies between human beings and plant life. The artists channel the voices of indigenous Colombians, writers Tim Ingold and Jamaica Kinkaid, and London-based workshop participants, as well playing with plant metaphors and recounting personal anecdotes. Through these distinct voices and a participatory ritual, Silva + Sajovic highlight the agency and power in plant life and rethink the human ‘family tree’.