Parallel Botany ongoing
Parallel botany is an ongoing project which explores the kingdom of artificial plants, using semi-fiction as a frame. Hypothesising the artificial plant as a characteristic plant of Anthropocene, it investigates what the culture of having fake nature means for mankind. Next to minute observations of artificial plants around me, I traveled to the Pearl river delta area of Guangdong province in China, where hundreds of artificial plant factories have been built since the early 1980s. These researches will first be resulted in a form of publication in November 2020.
This project is made possible by the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL.