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SIGHTINGS 31: What is a weed?

Date & time
Monday, February 1, 2021 –
Sunday, May 16, 2021 (all day)

Eve Tagny and Io Makandal


This event is free



Screenshot of black-markered plant drawing overlaid with a weed growing between wood slots and two Instagram comments Makandal/Tagny, What is a weed, screenshot, 2021

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery presents its new edition of SIGHTINGS, What is a weed?, a collaborative online project co-created by Eve Tagny and Io Makandal.

Premising itself on the idea of vegetal and human entanglements, the project weaves a collection of provocations, questions and investigations that explore and interrogate the multi-faceted notions of a weed. Through essays of images and texts that use the digital landscape as fertile ground, What is a weed? attempts to map out a plant-centric “third landscape,” where weeds guide and deepen reflections into such themes as desirability, patterns of migration, botanical colonialism, ruptures between body and nature, as well as the tensions between organic and synthetic environments. Learn more.

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