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Zina Swanson: For Vivian

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28 Sep 2019 – 02 Feb 2020
Free

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Ignore the other, watercolour on paper, 2018. 210mm x 150mm

Ignore the other, watercolour on paper, 2018. 210mm x 150mm

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Zina Swanson: For Vivian (install view), 2019. Photograph by Shaun Matthews

Vivian Wiley can communicate with plants, perhaps we all can.

In 1973, a book called The Secret Life of Plants described experiments showing how plants respond to humans and experience feelings, such as pain or fear, maybe even love. Drawing on the psychology of plants and theories of plant perception, Zina Swanson presents a body of work For Vivian, a window into the world of plant paranormal and our reciprocal relationships with nature.

 

IN THE MEDIA

The Dowse welcomes Spring with nature-themed exhibitions, 19 Sep 2019. Dominion Post & stuff.co.nz, Eleanor Wenman.