Botanical Powwow – Micromuseum for the Future

431art – Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch

(c) 431art

»Botanical Powwow – Micromuseum for the Future« is a tent that invites visitors to collectively experience, imagine and reflect on the future coexistence of plants and humans in a shared urban space. The ‘powwow’, as a ritual form of gathering, is transformed into a temporary laboratory of the future as well as into a micro-museum – the “Micromuseum for the Future”. This ever-changing, temporary museum houses both natural artefacts and superfluous objects of our civilization, which are stripped of their meaning, visually reinterpreted and transformed.

The work ties in with the artistic utopia and long-term reseawrch botanoadopt®, which 431art began developing in 2006. botanoadopt® confronts common views of nature with a new perspective that subtly shifts contexts and connects them to science and art. The project consists, among other things, of the Pflanzenklappe®, an online platform for plant adoption and other artistic formats, such as happenings in public space, installations and book publications. 

Dates »Botanical Powwow«:

21.08. 15.00 | 15.45 | 16.30 Botanischer Garten Frankfurt
22.08. 15.00 | 15.45 | 16.30 Botanischer Garten Frankfurt
23.08. 17.00 | 17.45 | 18.30 Botanischer Garten Frankfurt

28.08. 19.00 | 19.45 | 20.30 OSTHANG, Darmstadt
29.08. 19.00 | 19.45 | 20.30 OSTHANG, Darmstadt
30.08 18.00 | 18.45 | 19.30 OSTHANG, Darmstadt

The installation “Micromuseum for the Future” is accessible at the following times without registration:

21.08. 15:00 – 18:00 Uhr Botanischer Garten Frankfurt
22.08. 15:00 – 18:00 Uhr Botanischer Garten Frankfurt
23.08. 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr Botanischer Garten Frankfurt

28.08. 19:00 – 21:00 Uhr OSTHANG, Darmstadt
29.08. 19:00 – 21:00 Uhr OSTHANG, Darmstadt
30.08 16:00 – 21:00 Uhr OSTHANG, Darmstadt

Konzept, RealisatConcept, Realization and Performance: Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch – 431art

431art works on interdisciplinary projects within the field of visual and performance art. Media crossovers are characteristic for their work; their long-term projects, installations and performances have also received international recognition (ISEA Istanbul, Museum of Modern Art Zagreb, among others).

»Botanical Powwow – Micro Museum for the Future« is supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main as well as by the Hessian Ministry of Art and Science and is a co-production of IMPLANTIEREN2020.