Plantportation. BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica

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Exhibition

The flora of Europe as we know it today is consists of many species of plants of foreign origin that were once adapted and now are growing freely all over the continent. Nature is being in constant motion because of climate change, human intervention and continuous intercontinental exchange. Our project is about reviewing Europe's natural history, including plant migration. We question definitions of local and foreign, adaptation, movement and migration. We also focus on how space is perceived when the real and the virtual coexist: it is not difficult for us to move, whereas for plants it is possible only in a certain metamorphic state. The project raises the question of the possibility of involving plants in our virtual lives, even if they are rooted in the ground, the artists reflect on the possibility of telepresence of plants and care about them at a distance.

The concept of the project is to create an "inter-space" where visitors can temporarily assimilate the identity of the plant. The installation consists of a projection on the wall, adjacent to local plants, and creates the feeling of a mirror, displaying it virtually. The image changes, responding to the presence of the viewer and creates that particular opportunity of "identification" with the plants of Sempas.

PLANTPORTATION continues and develops the concept of Plant Migration, curated by Olena Kasperovych and presented in April 2019 in Sempas, Slovenia.

The project is implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme. Culture Bridges is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in
partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine.

The project is supported by the Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Kharkiv.

Plantportation. BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica

The flora of Europe as we know it today is consists of many species of plants of foreign origin that were once adapted and now are growing freely all over the continent. Nature is being in constant motion because of climate change, human intervention and continuous intercontinental exchange. Our project is about reviewing Europe's natural history, including plant migration. We question definitions of local and foreign, adaptation, movement and migration. We also focus on how space is perceived when the real and the virtual coexist: it is not difficult for us to move, whereas for plants it is possible only in a certain metamorphic state. The project raises the question of the possibility of involving plants in our virtual lives, even if they are rooted in the ground, the artists reflect on the possibility of telepresence of plants and care about them at a distance.

The concept of the project is to create an "inter-space" where visitors can temporarily assimilate the identity of the plant. The installation consists of a projection on the wall, adjacent to local plants, and creates the feeling of a mirror, displaying it virtually. The image changes, responding to the presence of the viewer and creates that particular opportunity of "identification" with the plants of Sempas.

PLANTPORTATION continues and develops the concept of Plant Migration, curated by Olena Kasperovych and presented in April 2019 in Sempas, Slovenia.

The project is implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme. Culture Bridges is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in
partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine.

The project is supported by the Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Kharkiv.

Plantportation. BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica

The flora of Europe as we know it today is consists of many species of plants of foreign origin that were once adapted and now are growing freely all over the continent. Nature is being in constant motion because of climate change, human intervention and continuous intercontinental exchange. Our project is about reviewing Europe's natural history, including plant migration. We question definitions of local and foreign, adaptation, movement and migration. We also focus on how space is perceived when the real and the virtual coexist: it is not difficult for us to move, whereas for plants it is possible only in a certain metamorphic state. The project raises the question of the possibility of involving plants in our virtual lives, even if they are rooted in the ground, the artists reflect on the possibility of telepresence of plants and care about them at a distance.

The concept of the project is to create an "inter-space" where visitors can temporarily assimilate the identity of the plant. The installation consists of a projection on the wall, adjacent to local plants, and creates the feeling of a mirror, displaying it virtually. The image changes, responding to the presence of the viewer and creates that particular opportunity of "identification" with the plants of Sempas.

PLANTPORTATION continues and develops the concept of Plant Migration, curated by Olena Kasperovych and presented in April 2019 in Sempas, Slovenia.

The project is implemented under the Culture Bridges Programme. Culture Bridges is funded by the EU and managed by the British Council in
partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in Ukraine.

The project is supported by the Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Kharkiv.

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