INVASIV

INVASIV

MRS. PHINK'S HOUSE BY SHISO STUDIO

6 - 8 JUNE 2019


THIS INSTALLATION WAS CREATED FOR THE PROJECT MRS. PHINK'S HOUSE BY THE LANDSCAPING ARCHITECT SHISO STUDIO. THE ENTIRE PROJECTS WAS 2 WEEKS OF FOOD PERFORMANCES, EXPERIENCES AND CREATIONS REVOLVING THE DANISH COASTLINES LANDSCAPES AND EDIBLES. 


OUR TAKE TURNED OUT AS A COMMENT ON THE DEBATE ABOUT INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE DANISH NATURE VS. NATIVE SPECIES. WE BUILD A 6 METERS LONG TABLE OUT OF COLLECTED AND TRASHED PLASTIC THAT WE MELTED INTO BEUTILFUL SHAPES AND COLOURS. ON THIS TABLE OF TRASH WE SERVED A 3 COURSE DINNER CONSISTING OF A SPREAD OF SOME OF THE INVASIVE SPECIES NEXT TO THE INHERENT PLANTS THAT ARE THREATENED ON EXITENCE BY THESE SPECIES. 


ALONG WITH THE DINNER CAME STORYTELLINGS ON HOW THESE SPECIES, SUCH AS JAPANESE KNOTWEED, HIPROSE, RAZOR CLAMS AND PACIFIC OYSTERS, ENDED UP IN OUR NATURE. YOU MIGHT HAVE GUESSED IT ALREADY, BUT THEY ALL CAME WITH HUMAN TRAVELLING, DISCOVERING AND UNDCOVERING NEW AREAS OF THE WORLD. WE BROUGHT THEM HERE IN BALLAST TANKS, AS EXOTIC GARDEN PLANTS AND NEW FLORA. 


THEY DO GOOD HERE BECAUSE OF OUR OWN MISTREATING OF OUR PLANET, WICH IS WHAT THE PLASTIC REPRESENTS. AS LONG AS WE WORK AGAINST THE CLIMATE, JAPANESE KNOTWEED AND OYSTERS WILL CONQUER ALL.







THE PROJECT WAS FINANCIALLY AND MENTALLY SUPPERTED BY SHISO STUDIO, TEATERØEN AND DANSK TANG.


THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY HIPERMANIA.




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