The Traveling Plant: "Cruel of Tucuman". 17 & 18 July, 2021
July 17 & 18, 2021
Hosted by: Quo Artis in collaboration with the Botanical Institute of Barcelona (IBB)
Dates: July 17 (private event) &18 (open to the public)
Location: Botanical Institute of Barcelona
Language (July 18th): spanish
We’re delighted to invite you the event that will take place on July 18 in the Botanical Institute of Barcelona, with passes at 11am, 11:45 and 12:30.
To attend please make a reservation HERE
The Traveling Plant is a series of new artworks and events that will take place in different times and locations around the world under the direction of a network of diverse organizations and curators. This project aims to avoid anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism presenting the point of being and point of view of the plant about herself and her surroundings.
In this event, artist Paula Bruna will present "Cruel of Tucuman", a project that reflects the ravages of our globalization on ecosystems, as well as the marked binarism and anthropocentrism that characterizes Western thought.
Cruel of Tucuman
The Tucuman Jasmine is a plant native to South America. Its habitat, a type of forest in degradation and regression due to human action, is protected. In addition, its cultivation is recommended for attracting the monarch butterfly.
The Cruel Plant is a very aggressive invasive plant in southern Europe and countries such as South Africa or Australia. It suffocates trees in forest and crops, so it is subject to eradication and its introduction into the wild, transport and trade is prohibited.
The Tucuman Jasmine and the Cruel Plant are the same species (Araujia sericifera). The duality of their story, in the style of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, inspires Cruel de Tucumán, a performative installation about these two radically opposed identities deposited in the same species. Two opposing narratives that reflect the ravages of our globalisation on ecosystems, as well as the marked binarism and anthropocentrism that characterises Western thought.
During this event, you will be able to see Paula Bruna's installation, (only opened to the public during this day). Likewise, the artist will present her work and invite you to a dialogue about:
- The travelling plants.
- The subjectivity when humans classify and analyse the plant world.
- Artistic practices based on the plant world.
Herbal drinks made by the artist will be offered. And, at the end of the event, you will be allowed to visit the Botanical Garden.
About the Artist
Artist who graduated in Environmental Sciences and holds a PhD in Fine Art with a thesis about art and political ecology. Her practice takes as reference concepts of ecology, ecological economy, and theories on strong sustainability and degrowth, emphasizing the interaction between our society and the ecological system where it lies.