BOTANOPHILIA

 

Private view: Thursday 9 of March 6-9 pm.

 

Every moment, we are in an unconscious exchange with the botanical world; an equilibrium found in breath and photosynthesis.

Botanophillia is an experimental restorative space for the plants in our lives. ​The experience imagines a gathering​ of those that ​know their plants, and those that have a desire to understand them, with a common purpose to connect and nurture new growth through ceremonial acts and knowledge sharing.

Attending public are invited​ to bring one plant from their home into the forested gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Over the course of 3 days a series of programmed interactions; spoken and body-based invocations, sound and light offerings, will charge the space. These gestures and relational interventions will serve to amplify the elements of growth; air, sunlight, water, nutrients.

Ecological consciousness is cultivated through our everyday silent conversations with greenery. Through our interactions we are reminded that plants are inextricable from that which makes us human, and to understand (plant) life one must accept passing and rebirth alike.

Botanophilia is a collective celebration, a moment of (plant) self-care, and a gentle revolution towards environmental mindfulness.


Artists: Inda Peralortega, Etienne Joseph, Munesu Mukombe and Felipe Arturo.

 

 

 

 

Programme:

THURSDAY 09 MARCH

1830 opening

1930 'crane flower' , performance , munesu mukombe

 

FRIDAY 10 MARCH

1200 open to public

1830 'in conversation' , curatorial discussion

 

SATURDAY 09 MARCH

1200 open to public

1430 yoga , charlie kelly , email bookings only*

 

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Curated by John Kenneth Paranada & Kefiloe Siwisa. 

Produced by Robert Grey.

 

MUNESU MUKOMBE
Multimedia artist. Her work explores life experiences she has difficulty coming to terms with: whether be it racial politics, sexuality, mental health, death or heartbreak. Her work focuses on processing the multiplicity of the lived experience.

ETIENNE JOSEPH
Archivist, researcher and practitioner with a special affinity for sound and the relevance of so-called traditional practices to contemporary living. Etienne's practice explores the connections between heritage, art, tangibility and intangibility.

FELIPE ARTURO
Architect and artist. His practice takes elements from fields in the proximities of urbanism, architecture and art in relation to politics, history, geography and economy. His projects are mainly sculptures, installations and videos departing from concepts like structure, sequence and matter.

INDA PERALORTEGA
Interdisciplinary, mixed media artist. Their investigation has a focus on development of the creative self in combination with politics of pleasure, using the framework of art & life as space for radical experimentation. 


In partnership with Indoor Garden Design