Nataliya Zuban: Forest, 2016-2017
The project ‘Forest’ refers to Raoul Franço’s ideas that plants have certain ways of communicating with the outside world. The biologist argued that plants constantly observe events and phenomena and store information about them.
‘The numerous experiments conducted proved that plants have memory. They can accumulate and store impressions for a long time’. Jagadish Chandra Bose (Researches in Irritability of Plants)
Carl von Linne, the father of modern botany, declared that plants differ from humans and animals only in their own stillness.
According to scientific researches, plant cells react to processes in the human nervous system, emotional states of person. The idea of the project is to create a space for calm, where viewers can interact with ceramic objects as a living substance. One of the key messages of this project is the creation of a space similar to the natural environment of human life – when people were free from urban pressure.