Vegetal Matrix – Plants and Guts
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Drawing materials are included in the ticket price but you are welcome to bring your own materials, too. Bring your own plant!
Join artist Patricia Domínguez Claro for an experimental art workshop, about decolonial language, plant intelligence and experimentation. Learn ways of drawing medicinal plants in relation to our bodies and organs, to explore pathways of repair.
This workshop aims to connect with other minds and other ways of seeing and perceiving, of unlearning and relearning. Patricia will draw on critical references to break down botanical scientific language and the western point of view. The workshop takes an experimental approach to look at how we can connect with the plant world, looking at how plants are represented from artistic, indigenous and spiritual points of view.
The artist explains: “In collaboration and assisted by a non-human world, we have inhabited throughout the centuries in a Vegetal Matrix, which contains information to expand our consciousness and reconnect us with the planetary memory.”
Note that you will have to bring your plant, a piece of a plant or a picture of a plant. Readings will be shared with participants prior to the event.
This event takes place alongside Patricia Domínguez Claro’s residency at Delfina Foundation and her participation in the group show Rooted Beings at Wellcome Collection (24 March – 29 August), presenting work co-commissioned with Delfina Foundation.
Patricia Domínguez Claro (b. 1984, Santiago, Chile) is an artist, educator, and defender of the living. Her studies include a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from Hunter College, New York (2013) and a Botanical Art & Natural Science Illustration Certificate from the New York Botanical Garden (2011). More about Patricia Domínguez Claro
1-3. Vegetal Matrix: Eyes of Plants, Tecnologias Organicas, Vegetal Connection. Courtesy of Patricia Domínguez Claro.
4. Portrait Patricia Domínguez Claro. Courtesy of the artist.