“Towards a parliament of things 2” by Katherine Melançon

  • ©, Katherine Melançon, Towards a parliament of things 2
  • ©, Katherine Melançon, Towards a parliament of things 2


    Towards a parliament of things 2

Artist(s) and People Involved:



    Leaves, plants and flowers

Artist Statement:

    Lately, I, Katherine Melançon, have been focusing on having nature control what humans create. In this installation, the pH data of the soil around the location of the artwork modulates an animation created with the leaves, plants and flowers planted in that same soil at an earlier stage of their life. The evolutive state of nature controls the life of the artwork created by a human and nature controls its own representation. My practice is interested in process, nontraditional tools and materials and the use of camera-less photography to reveal aspects of the natural. Through cycles of transformation between the virtual and the physical, I create “new seeds” that I plant in different materials to discover what emerges. The starting point is often natural specimens from a specific location scanogramed. Recently, I have encompassed interests for spiritual utopias and experimental projects. The concept of “flatness” interests me for its capacity to reboot societies under no, or different, hierarchies, including non-human people.