Find out more about the work of two of our current artists-in-residence Sunoj D. (India) and Cécile B. Evans (USA/Belgium).
Sunoj D. will present the research he has done during his residency in London, in which he is responding to the Natural History Illustration collections of the Natural History Museum. He will also introduce the project he has been developing for his upcoming residency at the National Museum of Natural History in Delhi. For this project the artist intends to make thousands of seed packed mud balls to be taken away by the audience, who will be encouraged to throw it on any cultivatable soil in their locality/city.
Cécile B. Evans will be introducing her practice by means of a unique performative presentation that relates to her Frieze Projects commission.
More information on each artist's work can be found in the Residencies section of the website.
Bring a plant pot to the talk to be part of Sunoj D.'s participatory sculpture at the NHM
Sunoj D. would like people to contribute flower or plant pots during his residency at Gasworks, that will become part of his installation 'Remains of the Soil from the Land where the Sun never sets', installed in the Images of Nature Gallery at the NHM in early 2013.
The used pot can be for indoor or outdoor use and made from any material. Your name will be added to a list of donors, which will be etched onto a copper plate that is part of the installation.
Why plant pots? These pots are an urban object through which humans connect to the soil and nature. In a museum context everything is frozen and lifeless. These pots play a similar role: they once contained living soil and a plant, but both are now absent. Gathering information about the plants that used to grow in these pots can indicate contemporary trade routes and distributions of plants across the globe.
If you wish to donate a pot, then please bring it to Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London. SE11 5RH during events or office hours, with a note that answers the following questions:
What plant was in the pot (if you know):
How old is the pot (if you know):