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Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes

Artist photographer: Laurence Aëgerter
Categories: Bookwork / Offset Books, Photobooks

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Reference no.:NL/Aëg.L/15.00 Place/Shelf:2DL

Book title: Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes
Year made: 2015
Place made: Netherlands
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 295 x 360
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: stapled booklet
Medium: photographs
Further information:
"This artist’s book is an offspring of Herbarium Cataplasma, a twofold community art project at the invitation of the city of Leeuwarden in Friesland, the Netherlands. Aëgerter provided a careful reconstruction of the plan of the medicinal garden of the medieval Abbey of Saint Gall on an unused plot of land in Leeuwarden which was once part of a convent. This project was realized in collaboration with the local residents.
"Aëgerter also invited the residents for a symbolical healing ritual of ruined landscapes. She selected 100 images by searching Google for news photographs of a diversity of disasters in different parts of the world. The residents where invited to treat these landscapes with the medicinal plants from the garden, each one with the suited antidote found in the library or by their own experience (e.g. ginger against pain in burns). Through this plants and landscapes became merged into a new image. Aëgerter took photographs of these landscapes to be healed. They appear in the form of a newspaper, as well as a series of large photographs."

The research, process and results of Herbarium Cataplasma are gathered on the blog Herbarium Cataplasma: https://herbariumcataplasma.wordpress.com/

(from http://www.johandeumens.com/artists/8-laurence-aegerter/)

Artist photographer: Laurence Aëgerter

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IMAGES: Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes

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