Spectre #02 – Vegetal Trauma

Spectre #02 – Vegetal Trauma

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Spectre #02 – Vegetal Trauma
 
Edited by Claudia Mion.
Artistic director: Mathias Gervais de Lafond.
 
Graphic design: Spassky Fischer.
published in May 2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
24,9 x 31 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
216 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-9557010-9-6
 
This unedited issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to share their interpretation of vegetal trauma.
 
Plants feel the pressures, constraints and violence of the outside world. Our irresponsible behaviour towards plants only increases the trauma suffered. Being rooted and deeply sedentary beings, plants have no choice but to endure and adapt. Their life is made up of successive aggressions which they remember, the violence of which they have to overcome. They bear the trace and stigma of the trauma of a living environment that they cannot escape from.
 
Contributions by Marc Alcock, Julia Andréone, Aurélien Aumond, Michel Blazy, Ambre Cardinal, Julien Carreyn, Théo Casciani, Christophe Caudroy, Gaetan Chevrier, Hélène Coussedière, Simon de Dreuille, Vincent Delbrouck, Antoine Espinasseau, Erwan Fichou, Amy Humphreys, Vincent Lamouroux, Edward Lane, Vincent Lappartient, Diane Lisarelli, Olivier Magnier, Benoît Maire, Christophe Maout, Victor Maréchal, Giaime Meloni, Livio Mosca, Alice Pallot, Elena Seegers, Arnaud Teicher, Sofu Teshigahara, Julien Vallon, Robert Voit, Cyrille Weiner, Botanical Agency.