a hint of perennial magic lingers in its fingertips
Alana Bartol & Mia Rushton + Eric Moschopedis
Curated by Shauna Thompson
August 6 – October 28, 2018
Esker Foundation Project Space
Photos: John Dean and Bryce Krynski. Scroll down to learn more.
a hint of perennial magic lingers in its fingertips is a site-specific project that examines native and non-native weed species in relation to urban development in the community of Inglewood. Soil and seeds of native and invasive weed species were collected from the construction site across from the Esker and elsewhere in the neighbourhood. Now in their new planter, the shadow of which forms the shape of the condominium to come in their place, the plants will continue to grow into the fall season. A water-filtration systems allows the water from the planter to move through the planter bed, bringing water to a potted snake plant at the front of the installation. In this work, the artists hope to create a conversation about land use, notions of progress, and the de/naturalization process of invasive species.
The transformation of biodiverse systems into monocultures, urban and rural ecology, human/nature co-flourishment, and cultural, political, and social narratives of plants and animals are themes that Alana Bartol and Mia + Eric share in their practices.