Radical Plant Politics: Listen to the Beans

0 Posted by - May 14, 2007 - Blog

The Psychobotany collective has opened a self-named show at the Machine Project Gallery in Los Angeles. Promising documentation of collaborations between plants, dancers, and synthesizers in the 70s, a plant alerting its owner of underwatering via telephone, plants responsive to touch, and newsreporting by the Plant Media Network — Psychobotany will no doubt challenge our assumptions about…um, plants, their intelligence, their moods, their place in the food chain, and art.

Rumour has it that corn is extremely pissed at the industrial food sector, and that a corn & soybean political bloc against the hegemony of monoculture has been formed in Brazil and Argentina, with talks underway with representatives of squash. Skirmishes have also been reported between police and a peacenik coalition of marijuana and Psilocybin mushrooms…Be sure to tune into the Plant Media Network for more details.

Psychobotany: Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Human/Plant Communication, curated by Aaron Gach, opened May 12. Runs to June 17th.

At Machine Project Gallery, 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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