London, 6 Jun. Botanical Drift roundtable

June 2nd, 2014

Botanical Drift

6 June 2014, 5-7pm
UCL History of Art
20-21 Gordon Square

The miniature world of Economic Botany in Kew Gardens is unfurled through plant protagonists: ferns, trees, sea coconuts, other rebel species, and their vegetable philosophies. Colonial plant collections are the site and material for a group of artists, historians, curators, and botanists in the Botanical Drift. The Roundtable Workshop makes the art-research in this series of performances and debates public. Please join us for film screenings, slide shows, and discussions around plant molecular biology, chaotic nature, gender, ecology, and plants as sensory and communicative organisms.


Bergit Arends, curator, London
Emma Waltraud Howes, dancer and artist, Berlin
Melanie Jackson, artist, Slade School of Art
Alana Jelinek artist, University of Cambridge
Philip Kerrigan, historian of science, University of York
Natasha Eaton, art historian, UCL
Petra Lange-Berndt, art historian, UCL
Wietske Maas, artist and curator, Amsterdam
Olaf Pascheit, photographer and art historian, Hamburg
Matteo Pasquinelli, philosopher, Berlin
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, artist and historian, Humboldt University Berlin


Connie Butler, artist, London
Hazel Dowling, artist, London
Claire Loussourne, filmmaker and anthropologist, London

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, UCL
The Institute of Making / Makespace, UCL
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
The British Academy

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