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Dispersal

Dispersal

2015

Dispersal Show Installation, Depot Gallery in Richmond, VA. 32” LED Screens, Eastern Red Cedar frames, 2015. 

Dispersal Show Installation, Depot Gallery in Richmond, VA. 32” LED Screens, Eastern Red Cedar frames, 2015. 

Using plants as a basis for exploration of the interstices between the human and nonhuman, Dispersal investigates ideas of awareness, intelligence, deep time, animism, and the fluctuating human perception of Nature. Knowing plants is a way to know the surrounding and global environment through the senses and seasons with a spirit of resilience, care, and empathy. Plants survive and evolve in this space and time alongside us, and we endlessly influence each other in a history that extends as far back as life itself. 

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Left: Touch-me-not/sensitive plant/shame plant/prayer plant/humble plant/Mimosa pudica, HD Video, 1:50 minute loop Right: Norfolk Island Pine, HD video, 2:09 minute loop

Left: Touch-me-not/sensitive plant/shame plant/prayer plant/humble plant/Mimosa pudica, HD Video, 1:50 minute loop
Right: Norfolk Island Pine, HD video, 2:09 minute loop

Left: Instructions for Knowing a Pelargonium, HD Video, 6:24 minute loop Right: Animal to Plant, Plant to Animal (Burdock), HD video, 4:00 minute loop

Left: Instructions for Knowing a PelargoniumHD Video, 6:24 minute loop
Right: Animal to Plant, Plant to Animal (Burdock), HD video, 4:00 minute loop

Dirt Time, Plant Thinking. Eastern red cedar, soil, found seeds, LCD monitor, media player, HD video, 5x3x4 ft.  Plants: Broadleaf dock, stinging nettle, common tansy, cocklebur, burdock, Queen Anne’s lace, milkweed, broomsedge, deertongue, Osage orange, and others.

Dirt Time, Plant Thinking. Eastern red cedar, soil, found seeds, LCD monitor, media player, HD video, 5x3x4 ft. 

Plants: Broadleaf dock, stinging nettle, common tansy, cocklebur, burdock, Queen Anne’s lace, milkweed, broomsedge, deertongue, Osage orange, and others.

Touch, Burn, Water: Mimosa pudica Polygraph Test (For Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose and Cleve Backster), thermal paper, 8x23 in.

Touch, Burn, Water: Mimosa pudica Polygraph Test (For Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose and Cleve Backster), thermal paper, 8x23 in.

 
Gallery map and seed take-aways. 

Gallery map and seed take-aways. 

 
Contents of osage orange seed takeaway, includes a seed and instructions for germination. Also dispersed paw paw and American persimmon seed

Contents of osage orange seed takeaway, includes a seed and instructions for germination. Also dispersed paw paw and American persimmon seed

Richmond Seedlings, dimensions variable, porcelain, soil, seedling:

OSAGE ORANGE (BELLE ISLE) ONCE ENJOYED BY GIANT GROUND SLOTHS

OSAGE ORANGE (BELLE ISLE)

ONCE ENJOYED
BY GIANT
GROUND SLOTHS

AMERICAN PERSIMMON (TEXAS BEACH) PEOPLE, POSSUMS, MOLDS, DEER, YEASTS, RACCOONS FIND THE FRUIT DELICIOUS

AMERICAN PERSIMMON (TEXAS BEACH)

PEOPLE, POSSUMS, MOLDS,
DEER, YEASTS, RACCOONS
FIND THE FRUIT
DELICIOUS

GINKGO BILOBA (N. HARRISON STREET) EXTANT TAXON—SOLE SURVIVOR SAVE BY MONKS SPREAD BY URBAN PLANNERS AND GRAY SQUIRRELS

GINKGO BILOBA (N. HARRISON STREET)

EXTANT TAXON—SOLE SURVIVOR
SAVE BY MONKS
SPREAD BY URBAN PLANNERS
AND GRAY SQUIRRELS


Video:

Instructions for Knowing a Pelargonium, HD Video, 6:24 min

Seeding Spirit. HD Video, 2:37 minutes

 

Touch-me-not/sensitive plant/shame plant/prayer plant/humble plant/Mimosa pudica. HD video, 1:50 minute loop

 

Norfolk Island Pine, HD video, 2:09 minute loop

 

Animal to Plant, Plant to Animal (Burdock), HD video, 4:00 minutes