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NEW ON OUR SHELVES The art duo 431art demonstrates how contemporary art can interact with society. Their conceptual works take on a variety of forms including multimedia installation, public intervention, performance, and photography. As the makers of personified plants, 431art has now created a first with their botanoadopt® and Pflanzenklappe®. Of the approximately 1,000 plants they’ve placed with adoptive parents over the course of their prize-winning project, 100 of them present a world in which plant life is seen in a new way. Jade Plant “Lehman,” Succulent “Emily Sensorship,” and Orchid “Technical Influence” are three of the 100 plant personalities wittily and poetically set in scene in photographic portraits together with their unique life stories. Urban Plants – Bio-Biographies is a book on the fate of city-dwelling potted plants that makes an artistic case for a new way to see vegetative life. The illustrated volume with photographs of indoor plants and short texts by Christoph Wilhelm Aigner, Dana Giesecke, Christian Kaufmann, and Sue Spaid offers insight into the unique destinies of urban plants. BOOK PRESENTATION & READING April 4, 2019, 7 pm Gießkannen Museum Sonnenstraße 3 35390 Gießen Urban Plants – Bio-Biographies / 431art (Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch) #UrbanPlants #431art #botanoadopt #botanoadopt® #contemporaryart #conceptualart #plantart #installationart #plantlover #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #houseplantclub #urbanjungle #horticulture #rescueplants #plantadoption #crowdfunding @startnext #newbook #giesskannenmuseum #distanzverlag #distanzpublishing

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“Urban Plants – Bio-Biographies” wurde gefördert von “KulturMut”, dem Crowdfunding der Aventis Foundation und dem Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein-Main, dem Amt für Wissenschaft und Kunst der Stadt Frankfurt/M, der Naspa Stiftung, dem Kunstverein quersumme8 e.V. und dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Wir danken außerdem allen UnterstützerInnen des Crowdfunding, sowie allen, die konkret am Buch mitgewirkt haben; allen voran unseren AutorInnen Christoph Wilhelm Aigner, Dana Giesecke, Christian Kaufmannm Shelley Sacks, Sue Spaid.

Lecture Sue Spaid at XIV International Forum

Sculpting Nature: LandArt, EcoArt, BioArt
Antwerp and Brussel, Belgium
29 September – 1 October 2016

Curator: Anne Berk, Art critic (The Netherlands)

In 2002 Sue Spaid and Amy Lipton curated Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, US. They coined ecovention to categorize artworks that offer inventive solutions to ecological problems and aimed to demonstrate that artists had not only imagined new possibilities, but had implemented their ideas and were awaiting results.

The exhibition prompted several issues: some felt that the artworks seemed too scientific, while others hated the idea of art having practical applications. Most important, this was perhaps the first US exhibition to acknowledge stakeholders’ role in conserving artworks.
In 2016 she will co-curate Ecovention Europe: Current Art to Re-imagine Ecologies with Roel Arkesteijn in Sittard (The Netherlands).

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When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!

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Plant-to-human communication

MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/nanobionic-s…)

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The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Infrared/fluorescent images: Min Hao Wong
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Volksentscheid in Glarus

Volksentscheid in Glarus (Teaser) from 431art on Vimeo.

Volksentscheid in Glarus

Frankfurter Künstlerduo ruft in der Schweiz zur Volksabstimmung auf

Die Gemeinde Glarus in der Schweiz entscheidet am Samstag den 3.9.2016 per Volksabstimmung über die Aufnahme heimatloser Pflanzen.

Die Bundesverfassung der Schweiz verlangt bereits, “im Umgang mit Tieren, Pflanzen und anderen Organismen der Würde der Kreatur Rechnung zu tragen”. Die EKAH (Eidgenössische Ethikkommission im Ausserhumanbereich) hat diesen Begriff konkretisiert und 2008 in einer Broschüre zusammen gefasst. Die Schlussfolgerung der Kommission ist, das Pflanzen nicht willkürlich zerstört werden dürfen.
Die Volksabstimmung im September 2016 soll nun darüber entscheiden, ob die Mehrheit der Bürger in Glarus sich für eine bedingungslose Aufnahme heimatloser oder notleidender Pflanzen einsetzt und ob Pflanzen per Verfassung als gleichwertige Lebewesen definiert werden sollen. (mehr …)

The secret life of plants

“The secret life of plants” is perhaps the best way to start learning about life.

It’s a beautiful documentary but it is quite long which is sad for the valuable point it makes.
I cant think of anything that could be more important.

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