To Be A Plant In A Botanical Garden
To be a plant in the botanical garden.
For Publiek Park, Xuan-Lynn Wang performs in the glasshouses and the outside lawns of the botanical garden, where she enters in strong dialogue with the residing plants and flowers of this unique setting. The botanical garden was initially connected to the Citadelpark in one whole landscape before it was pervaded by the provincial road.
During the four days of Publiek Park, Xuan-Lynn Wang performs “To be a plant in the botanical garden” on various locations, dialoguing with specific plants and flowers in a static bodily state. The human presence of Xuan-Lynn Wang and Wan-Lun Yu interact with and embodies the abundance of exotic species within the ancient glasshouses. “To be a plant in the botanical garden” results in a series of prints of the artist’s body, surfacing textures from human skin that resemble the veins of plant’s leaves and petals or the touch of tree’s bark. “To be a plant in the botanical garden” therefore diffuses the dichotomy between human and nature shapes, textures and states.