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The Passion Flower

performance and installation with passion flower costume (textile, flour, white glue, foam rubber, plastic, nylon strap, wood, tape, laquer, baloon, acrylic paint, passion fruit soft drink, straws)

The performance is staging the bud, bloom and pollination of a blue passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) – a common houseplant with a prominent fringe of blue coronal laments, similar to blue mascara on eyelashes.

Like many other flowering plants, passifloras produce a sweet liquid in their honey glands, situated at the base of the petals, in order to attract pollinators. The audience is invited to suck 'nectar' from the flowers interior with straws once the petals have opened.

The Passion Flower was part of the exhibition The Inner Ocean at der TANK, Institut Kunst FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, June 3 – 22, 2017.

Curated by Chus Martinez.
Supported by The NA-fund.