A Seed Grows With No Sound
A Seed Grows With No Sound are a series of sculptures, audio and moving image works that explore the politics of the process of collecting and extracting material and specimens from the natural world. The work explores and utilises archival and display methods used in conchological and botanic collections to discuss colonialism, ritual, identity, patriarchy and class that are associated with human engagement with the natural world. Ritual and an exploration of spiritualism connected to nature run throughout the exhibition. The audio track accompanying the two channel video A Seed Grows with No Sound was produced using the Kentia palm, translating and recording micro currents of the plant through an audio production software. The Kentia palm was noted to be Queen Victoria’s favourite plant and it was documented that she had requested them to be at her funeral.