Film screening, installation, residency
I spent a few weeks in June and July 2023 in Amsterdam's Amstelpark holding drawing, talking and walking sessions with artists, art educators, performers, and scientists from the Toby Kiers and Vasilis Kokkoris Labs, Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE), Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.
We discussed issues around cross-disciplinary projects, drilling down into fundamental questions at the heart of what we do – what drives us, what drives us nuts, and how do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi work?
A long drawing evolved along the lines of a Surrealist cadavre exquis (or a game of Consequences). Our collective exquisite corpse was unrolled on 18 July in Zone2Source's Orangerie Park Studio.
I presented a montage of oak-gall ink drawings and aerial photos of virgin rainforest reproduced as textile prints, and part of an ongoing series of pen-and-ink drawings of arbuscules. Arbuscules are tree-like structures that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi grow inside pant cells. Very hard to image, they're vital sites of nutrient exchange between plant and fungi.
My film This Entangled Land was screened in the Zone2Source exhibition space, Het Glazenhuis, and under trees near the Orangerie, Amstelpark.