Botanical Powwow – Micromuseum for the Future

431art – Haike Rausch & Torsten Grosch

(c) 431art

“Botanical Powwow” and “Micromuseum for the Future” are two tents that invite visitors to 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”. The ‘Botanical Powwow’ can be experienced during a ritual performance. The “Micromuseum for the Future”, on the other hand, can be visited individually during its opening hours. This permanently changing, temporary museum houses both natural finds 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 study botanoadopt®, which opposes the common views of nature with a new perspective, subtly shifts contexts and connects them with science and art. The project consists, among other things, of botanoadopt®, an online platform for plant adoption, and other artistic formats, such as actions 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 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 Osthang, Darmstadt
30.08. 16.00 – 21.00 Osthang, Darmstadt

Only limited accessibility

Note for the Botanical Garden: In order to preserve the natural and quiet character of the garden, we ask visitors to observe a few rules:
– No bicycles in the garden
– No dogs – except guide dogs
– Do not leave paths & do not enter flower beds
– Do not remove or tear off any parts of the palm, fruit, mushrooms, stones, etc.
– No sports activities
-Do not make any noise

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.