Lecture Performance
In House: Artist in Residence

Botanical Comrades 植物同志

Plant Sex Workshop with Zheng Bo

„No, we won’t be talking about how plants have sex (you can read Darwin). Yes, we will be talking about how plants can have sex with us humans. Don’t tell me this is ridiculous. I’ll prove to you why it’s better to have sex with plants than to kill them and eat them!” — Zheng Bo

Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019

Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, 58. Biennale di Venezia, November 2019.

photo: Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England

  • 90 min
  • In English

As the number of participants is limited, please register between 9 and 16 September via .* First come, first served.

Update: The lecture performance is already fully booked.

„In this hands-on workshop (all puns intended), we will be reviewing: 1. Which other species on planet Earth are having sex with plants? 2. Why Japanese artists in the 19th century only thought about sex between animals and humans? 3. How you can practice what sages of our Massive Anthropo Extinction Event – Donna J. Haraway and Anna L. Tsing – preach, by a simple act of pleasure?” — Zheng Bo

During his residency at the Gropius Bau, Zheng Bo is in exchange with scientists to deepen his research into the politics of plants. On the Solar Terms of the East Asian lunisolar calendar he invites the public to join him for open studios that include talks, walks or workshops. Information on this workshop coming soon.

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