Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Title: Liquid Architecture: A Plant is a Community
MT COOT-THA BOTANIC GARDENS
Mount Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Qld
1–5pm, Sat 5 Nov 2018
A plant knows and makes worlds. It communicates.
A collaboration between
and people + artist + place, part of Liquid Architecture’s major investigation, Why Listen to Plants.
Image: Renata Buziak, collage Jaye Carcary.
Conversations with Aboriginal Elders about reflection on place and plants in Mt Coot-tha.
Sound, art, science, literature and more by:
Artist: Libby Harward
Plant bioacoustic scientist: Monica Gagliano
Composer: Leah Barclay
Michelle Xen with Shane Rudken
Artist: Renata Buziak
Mutual Making (Caitlin Franzmann and Dhana Merritt)
Primitive Motion (Leighton Craig and Sandra Selig)
"When we regard a plant, we usually only see what’s above the surface: stems, trunks, branches, leaves, buds and flowers. But there’s so much more below ground – intricate nets of roots, radicles and fungal bodies through which water, nutrients, knowledge and community flows. Plants are always connected, always talking and listening to each other, even in the most constructed of landscapes. A plant knows and makes worlds; it is always in communication with others. Through root-listening, through practices of sharing words, time — and seeds — can we cultivate a vegetable-based consciousness?"
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