Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Cultivation Field

In June OHOS was pleased to host  part of Cultivation Field, an excellent exhibition curated by Kate Corder as part of her PhD research at the University of Reading, It included Reading-based artists and some from as far afield as France, Germany, Denmark, Finland and the USA.  Kate said:  It explores plant and land cultivation through diverse art practices. Plant life could be considered a low-tech material, because it is vegetation, but in the second decade of the twenty-first century plant life is in constant production as part of consumerist high tech industry. Cultivation Field looks at the cracks in land cultivation systems, collective engagement within local communities, plant based objects and methods of production. www.cultivationfield.org  The other part of the exhibition was hosted by Jelly.  The image shows work installed in the Keep's garden by Rachael Champion.