Nothing of Importance Occurred

Recuperating a Herball for a 17th century

Angolan midwife at the Cape

An artistic project of recuperation of missing narratives at the Cape through speculative investigation and plants-as-archive. The project leads to the creation of a polyvocal Herball of contraceptive plants and a journey of return from the Cape to Angola

The project comprises research, writing, radio-work, audio-essay and encounters. The project is the initiative of Wendy Morris and the company: the Wandering Womb, Orlando, Muriel, I the Ear and !midwif.

Practitioners, researchers, artists, writers and composers are valued guides and collaborators in the project.



the company

My body is breaking up. My body-is-breaking-up, and each sense, each organ, is going out to work.

The Dissolving / Wendy Morris & Mariske Broeckmeyer / 2020

!midwif

Spirit of Maaij Claesje

The Wandering Womb

Seeking Knowledge, Finding Voice

Muriel

Emissary to the Past, the Typing Hand

Orlando

Preternaturalist and Custodian of the Herball

I, the Ear

Listener for the Unsaid and the Unheard

Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist

The Fieldguides are an upcoming publication series of single-essay chapbooks. They are a deep histories fragile memories collaboration with the Berlin publisher K Verlag, kunsthal Netwerk Aalst, and LUCA. The …
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Lost Volumes

Sixty stories will make up a set of Volumes, twelve in all. Lost Volumes, scattered pages, loosely bound, never having had any prior wholeness At the …
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Exhibition

NO ONE WOULD HAVE BELIEVED – NIEMAND ZOU HEBBEN GELOOFD – PERSONNE N’AURAIT CRU HENRIQUE ALVIM CORRÊA, H. G. WELLS, RUNO LAGOMARSINO, WENDY MORRIS & MARISKE …
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