Practice 91. (Inter-Being)

 With the imminence of a mass sixth extinction, systemic racial inequity and this current second pandemic wave, how do we unlearn the idea of Nature and the Other(s) as distant and different from us?

 

This project is a 6-chapter proposition for one-on-one plant-to human interactions exploring an embodied understanding of interdependence*. Proposing this work as a multiplicity morphing with the passing of time each chapter invites humans to relate to black beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris) through weekly  prompts that can be accessed digitally through this platform to be performed at domestic and exhibition spaces.

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Inter-Action1.

 

Walk towards your sprouted beans.

Listen to the silent verses of Phaseolus Vulgaris L*;

its newborn entangled roots and opening leaves

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Soil organisms provide many services that keep the life-giving functions of our planet going: 

  • Rapid decomposition

  • Water purification

  • Break down of toxins

  • Buffer against drought

  • Carbon sequestration

  • Erosion and compaction mitigation

  • Pathogen and disease suppression

  • amongst others…

 

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Black beans belong to the Fabacea family, subfamily Papilionoideade, tribe Phaseolae and species Phaseolus Vulgaris L.

  • The Fabaceae family is the third largest plant family on earth.

  • The Fabaceace family has 670 genera and nearly 20,000 species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbs.

Human's inter-Actions with Phaseolus Vulgaris L  Chapter 2.