Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Ed.)
Botanical Drift explores the hermeneutics, historicization, semiotics, and symbiosis of plant diversification, species cultivation, and environmental destruction—past and present, extant and extinct—around the globe. Plant histories are explored as commodities, and as colonial and decolonial devices by signi cant and diverse feminist, art-historical, and anthropological voices—from Germaine Greer to Herman de Vries. Curators Petra Lange-Berndt and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll began their research by staging a “physical drift” inside the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, where invited artists, curators, and historians shared performances, dance, readings, and interventions. In the final publication, the Kew Gardens events are joined with historical writings, research, and photo essays that attempt to reinvigorate the ancient role of the feminine force to discover our balance with nature. Contributions by David Edward Allen and Maria Buzhor, Rebecca Anderson, Bergit Arends and Sunoj D, Connie Butler and Hazel Dowling, Caroline Cornish and Mark Nesbitt, Alfred Döblin, Natasha eaton, Germaine Greer, Kim Berit Heppelmann, emma Waltraud Howes, Melanie Jackson, Alana Jelinek, Philip Kerrigan, Kay Evelina Lewis-Jones, Claire Loussouarn, Wietske Maas, natasha Myers, Matteo Pasquinelli, Raqs Media Collective, and Herman de Fries.
240 pp / Extensive b&w and color
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