AGAVE PLANT PLIÈ
Questioning the center perspective’s representation mode the Plant Plié project tries to move beyond the traditional frame and classical organization of the spectator as a subject in front of an object. The aim is a more direct and dwelling engagement with the surroundings adding a temporal and bodily dimension to the works through it’s repetitive and reflective visual progression and foldings.
The motive is depicted successively from new angles integrating time as proces into the visual expression as scenic experiences gradually unfolding creating a synthesis of multi-perspective views rather than a one-dimensional and one-directed view.
The plant Agave Americana is chosen as motive based on it’s ‘symbiotic’ character through its antiseptic, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory healing qualities like the juice, which can be used internally to control the growth of decay bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Likewise a poultice made from the root and the leaves are often used to treat a toothache.
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