© Julia Andréone

Levitation

Date: 2021
Medium: Kidneyweed, Dichondra repens / Mayweed, Matricaria / Chamomille, Chamaemelum nobile / Pasqueflower, Pulsatilla vulgaris / Borage, Borago officinalis / Lungwort, Pulmonaria officinalis / Lamb’s-Ear Stachys, byzantina / Common Liverwort, [...]
Courtesy of : Courtesy the artist and C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels

Marguerite Humeau’s installation Levitation invades the agora like a plant-based wave.

It is reminiscent of the decoration of a luxury hotel and the profusion of overproduction. The plants reflect a way of life in which nature serves only as an artifice. Behind this lush beauty lies disgust and physical discomfort. These plants refer to infection. The lungwort treats lung infections, the liverwort treats liver diseases and the herb-Robert geranium acts on fluids and blood vessels. The plants are placed on an irregular and undulating shape which reminds us that human activity often disrupts the earth’s breathing, which causes it to become threatening.

© Julia Andréone
© Julia Andréone
© Julia Andréone