Ciné Lumière at the French Institute / Institut français
12 Apr 2019 - 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT (map)
The Serpentine Galleries' General Ecology project presents an evening of talks, screenings and performances reflecting on the long and deep relationship between botany and eroticism. Participants include Chloe Aridjis, Alex Cecchetti, Emanuele Coccia, Jenna Sutela, Laurence Totelin and more, as well as films by Melanie Bonajo, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Victoria Sin. The evening will also mark the launch of a special, co-edited issue of MAL journal, also titled PLANTSEX.
Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil: Fake Paradise (2015, video, 32')
Lucia Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos, Introduction
Maria Dimitrova, MAL
Chloe Aridjis, Uprooted
Dineo Seshee Bopape, Feelin Cosmic (2008, video, 2')
Emanuele Coccia, Sex through a Third Party: Flowers and Pollination
Jenna Sutela, Let's Play: Life, 2015, audio broadcast, 3’11”
Laurence Totelin, Orchids and Lettuce: Plants as Sexual Aids in Antiquity
Alex Cecchetti, Belladonna (2016, video and live performance, singers, foley artist)
Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn't be here now (2019, video, 22')
Jenna Sutela, Oceanic Feeling
PLANTSEX is curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries), writer and editor Filipa Ramos and Kostas Stasinopoulos (Assistant Curator, Live Programmes, Serpentine). Producer: Holly Shuttleworth.
In partnership with the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni and with the support of Fluxus Art Projects.
MAL's special issue: PLANTSEX is co-edited by Maria Dimitrova, Lucia Pietroiusti, Filipa Ramos and Kostas Stasinopoulos.
MAL is supported by Feeld, the dating app open to all genders and sexual identities.