Nothing of Importance Occurred

Recuperating a Herball for a 17th century

Angolan midwife at the Cape

Through research into European, African and Asian histories of plant contraceptive use, the project explores bodies of knowledge that would have flowed to the settlement at the Cape in the 17th century and informed the practice of Maaij Claesje, a midwife in the Slave Lodge.

Nothing of Importance Occurred is an artistic project comprising research, writing, radio, audio-essay and encounters. The project is the work 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, Guide

The Wandering Womb

Seeking Knowledge, Finding Voice

Muriel

Emissary to the Past, the Typing Hand

Orlando

Preternaturalist and Custodian of the Herbarium

I, the Ear

Listener for the Unsaid and the Unheard

Lost Volumes

They are not called Lost Volumes for nothing! Number 3 has arrived in Fernanda Pitta’s postbox in Sao Paulo at last, but numbers 1 &…
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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
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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 &…
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No One Would Have Believed

Exhibition by Wendy Morris and Runo Lagomarsino 14.11.2020 – 13.02.2021 No one would have believed is an exhibition that brings art, popular culture and politics together.…
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