Why listen to plants? – Brisbane; Gold Coast Thu, 25. Oct – Sun, 04. Nov 2018

A plant knows and makes worlds. It communicates.

Sat, 03. Nov 2018

1PM – 5PM

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Mount Coot Tha Rd
Toowong, QLD

Libby Har­ward
Monica Gagliano
Leah Barclay
Michelle Xen with Shane Rudken
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?

 

 

 

https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/a-plant-is-a-community

Quintessentially Gold Coast plants are actually very vocal

Sun, 04. Nov 2018

1PM – 5PM

Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Rd
Surfers Paradise QLD

Aunty Mary Graham
Libby Har­ward
Monica Gagliano
Leah Bar­clay
Marie Craven
David Spooner
Tiafau + Will D. Ness
Marly Luske
Michelle Xen
Renata Buziak
Mutual Making (Caitlin Franz­mann and Dhana Mer­ritt)