ArtJunk
No. 25—2024

I heard myself close my eyes, then open them.

Patricia L. Boyd, K.R.M. Mooney, Philip Seibel – curated by Nele Kaczmarek

Info: The term phototropism refers to the way plants move in response to light. Depending on the type and intensity of the light source and the kind of plant, individual leaf stalks, branches, or roots turn toward or away from the light, regenerating new tissue or making it degrade. The spatial position of the plants and the changes to their shape are directly related, with the response to the external stimulus (the light) and the internal movements of the plants, their inner logic, intermingling. These external and internal movements are so complex that scientific predictions about the exact changes these plants experience under the influence of light are almost impossible to make. The inner drive and environmental influences are negotiated anew with every movement of the plant. In resonance with the phenomenon of phototropism, the artists in the exhibition I heard myself close my eyes, then open them, Patricia L. Boyd, K.R.M. Mooney, and Philip Seibel analyse the relationship between individual thought, action patterns and designated environments. (…)

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