Eden Exhibit

What would you do if your salad bit you back or started to talk? Eden? Plants Between Science and Fictiona multimedia exhibit about the role of plants in science fiction literature and film, invites you to engage in exactly this thought experiment. Conceptualized by graduate students at the University of Münster in Germany, it is on display at the University of Arizona in Fall 2022. Featuring killer plants from outer space and utopian gardens of the future, the exhibit highlights poems, (graphic) novels, and films that are all about plant protagonists. By bringing together the natural sciences, visual culture, and literature, the curators ask us to pay attention to what we often consider to be mere scenery and examine our thinking about plants. In light of our current ecological crisis, an encounter with plants as intelligent beings who talk back might just enable us to imagine different ways of living together on our shared planet.

When? October-December 2022
Where? Poetry Center & Tree Ring Lab, University of Arizona
Who? Contact Joela Jacobs (joelajacobs@arizona.edu) & Katharina Scheerer (katharina.scheerer@uni-muenster.de)