we resist. Ornamental garden by Eva-Maria Lopez, using a variety of plants that have developed resistance to herbicides sold by multi-national chemical companies. The ornament represents these companies’ logos and is reminiscent of “jardins à la française”. This artwork is seeded and planted for the exhibition OU\ /ERT. Photo; Axel Heil


Transpalette – Centre d’art contemporain; Bourges | France


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we resist. garden
I Never Promised You a Green Garden.

Phytophilia - Chlorophobia - Situated Knowledges
 #ungreeninggreenness | #art | #techno-sciences | #ecology | #witchcraft | #decolonization | #feminism | #trans-species-alliances | #bodies
OU\ /ERT challenges the omnipresent anthropocentric claim of greenwashing that masks the damage that wild capitalism inflicts on ecological and social systems.
Communicating with plants, updating their relationship with and knowledge of witchcraft, inventing eco-technical systems where humans become superfluous, dancing with phytoplankton, planting herbicide-resistant gardens or planting virtual trees to offset the CO2 footprint of our digital life, performing the sick body with organ or molecular transplants, or synthesizing hyper-toxic green pigments, far from the images of the idealised pastoral nature...
The OU\ /ERT artists open up debates around the pervasive greenness trope, get physically involved and bring plants and other symbiotic creatures into the limelight. Trans-species alliances that challenge anthropocentric claims in the age of ubiquitous greenwashing. Distrustful of green and superficial metaphors, they insist on the importance of situated knowledges related to our chlorophyllous fellow organisms, essential for all other forms of life.
Curators: Jens Hauser & Aniara Rodado

› Gilberto Esparza (MX) › Špela Petrič (Sl) › Quimera Rosa (FR/AG) › Adam Brown (US) › Karine Bonneval (FR) › Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot (FR) › Eva-Maria Lopez (DE) › Jean Marc Chomaz (FR) › Agnes Meyer-Brandis (DE) › Joana Moll (ES) › Francisco López (ES) › Baggenstos & Rudolf (CH) › Lechedevirgen Trimegisto (MX) › Tiziano Derme & Daniela Mitterberger (IT/AT)