from our friend Becky Lyon:

Workshop / Plant Oracle Collective: Plant Trafficking (part of Ars Electronica) / 10 Sept 10am-2pm

I’m part of the Plant Oracle Collective founded by Brigita Kasperaitė and together we will be delivering a remote workshop as part of the 2021 Ars Electronica programme. “Plant trafficking” will re-think the monetary value of nature and its place in our daily lives. The journey that plants take until they settle in one’s home makes us see them as trophies. Meanwhile, the spirituality of the forest, where humans go to refresh themselves, forces us to re-think about the daily rituals that people perform with plants and the way they interact with them – as other species. What does it mean to feel nature spiritually and at the same time monetize it? Through various practices and with the help of sensors, the artist proposes to broaden the discussion about plant trafficking.

Places for the online workshop will be limited for a intimate experience but the recording will be made available for a later date. Register here.