Galerie Rechts Links Hamburg
Centre for Collective Learning and Radical Listening
The production of otherness is carried out within a processes of taxonomy through naming and defning bodies they are reduced to the other / to text. Concepts of classifcation, a language of dichotomies – body/soul, animate/inanimate, human/ non-human – determine perception and relationality. (Companion Species Manifesto, Donna Harraway 2003) Within the performative Installation Cultivation Camp, plants are imposed with the latin alphabet. The reading body is put on a chair, in front of a table, silenced and reduced to mere visuality and the mental sphere. A scripted set of rules inficts the cultural good of reading, materializes within the weeklong work period. This form of cultivation refers to the devaluation process of knowledge that exceeds language and textual structures, like fragrances, electric impulses, movements and affects. Plant-bodies, located within a socioeconomic system, are part of economic logics like transport, import, export, medication, education and become ressources.
In the performative installation piece Cultivation Camp by Austrian artist Claudia Lomoschitz, based in Hamburg and Vienna, we will listen to exotic plants and fruits, exploring the ethical borders of inter-organical relationships. Is it possible to force a plant to read the latin alphabeth? Is it acceptable to keep an ananas trapped ina plastic bag?
Installation, Performance Claudia Lomoschitz
Workshop Hanan Benammar
Curated by Louise Vind Nielsen
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