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The Fascination With Decay, Imagination and Mystery – Shubhangi Singh

Outo Olo, Helsinki
 
The Fascination With Decay, Imagination and Mystery – Shubhangi Singh
ENG

Against the backdrop of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, The Fascination With Decay, Imagination and Mystery functions as an interlocutor between individuals, cultures and the setting that these actants operate within. In addition to the educational, conservational and medical values that are attached to the present day botanical gardens, they are also equally complicit in Economic Botany that links scientific knowledges to anthropology and the colonial powers that have long exploited and commodified botanical studies to advance commercial and imperialist aspirations.

The three channel video work is in the becoming over the duration of the exhibition and takes on an afterlife after the conclusion of the show. Te video combines documentation of the works by the exhibiting artists and the observations of the personnel operating in the botanic garden to form a larger canvas of geo- political co-inhabitation.