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Opening Floriade Whisperings from KCCM and
Plantsoen Sociologie from ‘de Onkruidenier’

Sunday 22 November 2020, Zone2Source

Sunday 22 November 11 AM- 1 PM opening of Floriade Whisperings of KCCM

We are launching four audio plays installed on four locations in which the history of the Amstelpark is told from the perspective of plants. The sound work wil be available in the Amstelpark until 2022. The artist duo KCCM (Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens) developed Floriade Whisperings as a result of a year of research into the Amstelpark that consisted of meetings with ecologists, gardeners, policymakers and visitors as well as archival research into this Floriade park. While walking between the different locations where we will listen to the audio plays – the testimony of the Boxwood, the memoirs of Lily Gracia and the Japanese Knotweed, the elegy of the weeping beech and the monologue of the Venom Tree –
the artists join forces with text writer Pim Muda and some of the voice actors in a conversation with philospher Jesse Havinga around the agency of non human entities. Register through Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/floriadewhisperings

Sunday 22 November 1.45 – 3.30 PM opening of Plantsoen Sociologie by the Onkruidenier

Ronald Boer and Jonmar van Vlijmen, together the Onkruidenier, have spent the past year researching landscape typologies in the Heemtuin (native garden) of the Amstelpark. In search of relationships between plants, people and organisms, they discovered a hayfield where, as a result of the mowing machine, numerous small stubby trees stand between the grass. They dug out some 40 trees and developed ceramic dishes on which the trees in a parade will be placed back in their original location in the Heemtuin (the installation can be viewed there until its natural decay). During the walk they will talk to Jesse Havinga. Can we come up with new concepts for this accidentally created nature-culture landscape, for which no vocabulary exist, and how does this inspire us to tell other stories about the relationship between humans and plants? Register through Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/plantsoensociologietinyurl.com/plantsoensociologie