They lead volunteer gardeners from the Tropische Kas in Beetsterzwaag, Friesland, to re-perform with their voices transcriptions of animal sounds from the 19th century.
Come and experience it at the
Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag
10 July, 2022 at 13:00-17:00 hrs
Thinking through the construction of Nature as an image making framework, rooted in colonial scientific discourse, and gardening as a practice of world-making and environmental construction, Sol and Jeannette worked from 19th century documents of animal sounds in Brazil transcribed by Monagasque Brazilian Hercule Florence during the Langsdorff expedition of the 1830s. With volunteers of the Tropische Kas, a 19th century botanical greenhouse in rural Friesland, they re-performed these musical transcriptions of environmental sound through voice, to soundtrack a short film work on the construction and maintenance of the glasshouse ecosystem as image practice.