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.
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
Spirit of Maaij Claesje
The Wandering Womb
Seeking Knowledge, Finding Voice
Emissary to the Past, the Typing Hand
Preternaturalist and Custodian of the Herball
I, the Ear
Listener for the Unsaid and the Unheard