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WENDY MORRIS

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  • Artistic Research Project at Middelheim Museum / Discussion between Wendy Morris and curator Pieter Boons

    Artistic Research Project at Middelheim Museum / Discussion between Wendy Morris and curator Pieter Boons

    In residence at Middelheim Museum, Wendy Morris is exploring how knowledge of plant-based contraception has been passed down clandestinely for centuries. Curator Pieter Boons spoke with the artist about the many themes in her work: about our lost relationship with plants, about contraception, loss of language and personal connections to histories of enslavement. P: But…

  • Journeywomen / Procession

    Journeywomen / Procession

    Photo’s by Aldo Smith, student at LUCA School of Arts Brussels, of the Journeywomen passing through the circle of banners during the Procession

  • Procession / Return Retrace Replant / Middelheim Museum

    Procession / Return Retrace Replant / Middelheim Museum

    Performative Procession of Contraceptive Plants, Forgotten Midwives and Herb Women / Middelheim Museum On Saturday 24/06 we held a Procession of Contraceptive Plants, Forgotten Midwives and Herb Women. Sixty participants took part by carrying the banners, attending to the plants, uttering the stitched texts, singing solo in the forest, and whistling in the field. We…

  • Belly Full of Blind Highways

    Belly Full of Blind Highways

    A Letter by Wendy Morris / commissioned by KAAP and artist collective Dear, The third tape letter in the series of Belly full of blind highways is by Wendy Morris, written from the perspective of a Wandering Womb and addressed to the wild wort Savin. The letter is a call to resume a relationship with…

  • ! Call to participate !

    ! Call to participate !

    Since January Wendy has been working in commission of the Middelheim Museum on a new performance work in which the virtues of medicinal plants growing in the park – and more specifically indigenous contraceptive plants – are central. On June 24 this work, which is a procession and an ambulatory library, will wind its way…

  • Belly full of blind highways

    Belly full of blind highways

    KAAP announces the upcoming release of four tape letters / We’re happy to announce our collaboration with artist initiative Dear, with whom we have developed Belly full of blind highways: a series of four tape letters by four commissioned artists. As a precursor to the digital voice note, audio letters, commonly recorded on cassette tape, hold an…

  • Fieldguide Gathering / Strain Against the Archives

    Fieldguide Gathering / Strain Against the Archives

    Deep Histories Fragile Memories,in collaboration with Cape Town Museum,invite you to Strain Against the Archives A Fieldguide Gathering& Polyvocal Reading with Ten Voicesfeaturing the essay of Nadia KamiesUnpick, Restitch: Doilies, Medorahs and Labouring Plants In this essay from the chapbook series Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist, author and researcher Nadia Kamies narrates an archive-of-the-ordinary that includes…

  • An Unruly Procession of Contraceptive Plants / taking shape in the Braem pavilion

    An Unruly Procession of Contraceptive Plants / taking shape in the Braem pavilion

    https://middelheimmuseum.be/en/AOP

  • Artistic Research Project / Reading the Landscape / Middelheim Museum

    Artistic Research Project / Reading the Landscape / Middelheim Museum

    The Artistic Research Project is a new program of the Middelheim Museum in which artists are invited to embed their research in the Museum. The Museum invites artists for the period of a year to explore research questions that relate both to their own practices and to the space, place and history of the Museum. Wendy Morris…

  • Belly full of blind highways

    Belly full of blind highways

    Dear, and KAAP commission four audio letters by writers Fred Moten (US), Wendy Morris (SA-BE), Mo’min Swaitat aka. Palestine Sound Archive/Majazz Project (PS-UK) en Laura Grace Ford (UK). Dear, en KAAP werken samen aan de publicatie van vier audio-brieven waarvoor wij vier kunstenaars, dichters en auteurs uitnodigen om elk hun eigen brief bij te dragen.…

  • Hysteries / Plant of the Damned / Walk

    Hysteries / Plant of the Damned / Walk

    Rooted Encounters / Middelheim Museum / November 9 2022 Walking Vulvaria and Plant of the Damned to the Garden of Promise. Nothing of Importance Occurred. Recuperating a Herball for a 17th century Midwife.

  • Rooted Encounters Symposium and Fieldguide Gathering

    Rooted Encounters Symposium and Fieldguide Gathering

    Rooted Encounters: Fields, Forests and Other Imaginings + Ecologies of Artistic Research. 8-9 November, 2022 Deep Histories Fragile Memories research group organizes a symposium on pluralist entanglements of artistic thinking with other research ecologies and considers art’s potential for making a stand within current challenges. Thinking along with philosophies of plant biology, with feminist critiques…

  • Gather, a Rehearsal

    Gather, a Rehearsal

    A Reading with the Bodies in the medicinal garden of ‘t Gasthuys. On March 25 the Bodies gathered at the ancient medicinal garden of the museum ‘t Gasthuys, Aalst, for a reading-as-rehearsal of Rachel O’Donnell’s essay Apacina: a Contemporary Herbal and Ambiguous Tale, soon to be published in the series Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist. Readers…

  • Exhibition / Ninguém teria acreditado / Pinacoteca Sao Paulo

    Exhibition / Ninguém teria acreditado / Pinacoteca Sao Paulo

    The audio installation, A Hysterie of Guiné Weed and Sorrow Seed, is a part of the exhibition Ninguém teria acreditado at Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo. Curators Fernanda Pitta and Laurens Dhaenens. The exhibition is a second, larger, iteration of No One Would Have Believed, that ran at Netwerk Aalst a year ago. The exhibition recuperates the historical…

  • An Affecting Narrative

    An Affecting Narrative

  • Abstract: The seeds of Wild Carrot / print / 2021

    Abstract: The seeds of Wild Carrot / print / 2021

    Work / Abstract: The seeds of Wild Carrot / / 2021 / Multiple of 6 / Blue print on foxed pages of La Pluie et le Beau Temps by Arthur Mangin

  • Lost Volumes

    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

  • Travelogue of the Wandering Womb, Her Fantastic Encounters and Curious Utterings: To the Copper Mountains

    Travelogue of the Wandering Womb, Her Fantastic Encounters and Curious Utterings: To the Copper Mountains

    As a Thread Winding Backwards, an Audio Eerie + Prologue + A Tale of Eleven Births + The Ghosts of my Friends  Wendy Morris & Mariske Broeckmeyer / 2020 / Exhibition ‘No One Would Have Believed’ / Netwerk Aalst An audio-eerie in two parts: First, a dissolving into a constellation of organs and entities, human plant…

  • Exhibition

    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 BROECKMEYER 12.12.2020 14.03.2021 No one would have believed is an exhibition that brings art, popular culture and politics together. It focuses on the work by two contemporary artists,  Wendy Morris – working…

  • 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. It focusses on the work by two contemporary artists, Wendy Morris and Runo Lagomarsino, that rethinks the legacy of colonialism and science fiction, departing from the work of Brazilian born artist Henrique…

  • Eleven births backwards

    Eleven births backwards

    !midwif aka ‘Maaij’ Claesje of Angola, mother of Sara Van Gijselen, who is mother of Dorothea Oelofse, who is mother of Roelof Campher, who is father of Roelof Campher, who is father of Johanna Sophia Jacoba Campher, who is mother of Catharina Dorothea Meeding, who is mother of Catherine Hooper, who is mother of Robert…

  • Emissary to the Past

    Emissary to the Past

    The suitcase stands empty in the studio. The thousand letters once crammed into it have been sorted by date, logged, read, some typed up and others photographed. Muriel Leysen, the owner of the case and its contents, died in Johannesburg in the 1970s. The father of the artist has been guardian of the suitcase for…