Biochromes- Medicinal Plant Cycles


WM Gallery
Elandsgracht 35-BG, 1016 TN Amsterdam


2 September- 7 October 2017
Opening and artist talk Saturday 2 September 5 - 7 pm

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The upcoming exhibition “Biochromes – Medicinal Plant Cycles “by the Australian-Polish artist Renata Buziak is not simply a photographic document. It is also the result of ethnobotanical and anthropological consultations with the indigenous Quandamooka community of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) an island off the east coast of Australia.

The images of medicinal plants presented here are based on the fusion of organic and photographic materials in a process of decomposition that Buziak calls the biochrome.

The exhibition is augmented with audio recordings, accompanying a video, that are excerpts from recorded dialogues with several members of the Quandamooka People, whose willingness to participate was essential to the realisation of this project.

Through this exhibition, Buziak hopes to reveal a beauty in decomposition, and raise notions of transformative cycles. This focus on Minjerribah’s medicinal plants aims to promote the recognition, appreciation, and value of local medicinal plants in the context of Aboriginal knowledge and natural science.

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*Renata Buziak has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

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