Fragmented Flora: Digital Embodiments of Time and Space
March 15 – April 15, 2021
Online Exhibit: fragmented-flora.com
Featuring artwork by Elisabeth Belliveau, Eve Tagny, Xuan Ye, and Hayley O’Byrne
Curated by Alex Gregory
Fragmented Flora: Digital Embodiments of Time and Space consists of the curation of a digital environment that utilizes the affective qualities of physical space; featuring an animated piece Still life with fallen fruit by Elisabeth Belliveau, the video We Weight on the Land (Winter) by Eve Tagny, interactive poem Fin (part of their G=A=R=D=E=N series) and sound piece xi xi 息息 by Xuan Ye, and a live-stream floral installation by Hayley O’Byrne. This work problematizes the ways in which human interventions interact and act upon matter by deconstructing the ways in which permanence and materialism are discussed and valued, as they intersect with the digital. The theoretical backing of the project focuses on the concepts of materiality (as it relates to how matter moves through, exists, and transforms in space); temporality (as it relates to decay); and individuality (as it relates to senses and sensory triggers). The curatorial methodology engages the challenge of evoking the tangible and affect of qualities of physical experiences through an online exhibition.