all is leaf, so to amplify the wonder

Rosalind Fowler

all is leaf, so to amplify the wonder

SATURDAY 28 & SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 11.00-18.00, LEYTONSTONE COMMUNITY GARDEN

A new film installation by artist Rosalind Fowler, made in collaboration with sound therapist Nicole Bettencourt Coelho, choreographer Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and artist-architect Claudia Palma.

Inspired by shamanic cosmologies and Goethean approaches to access our innate plant knowledge, all is leaf, so to amplify the wonder reflects on a series of artist-led collective journeys to encounter wild herbs at food growing cooperative OrganicLea.

Working with local gardeners, herbalists and others, intuitive plant responses and impressions were gathered during a series of summer workshops combining collective ritual, drawing, sounds and movement.

The weaving together of these materials and imagery of these traditionally sacred plants forms an incantation, calling for re-enchantment, human and non-human, in times of ecological crisis.

To accompany the installation, Fowler and artist James Holcombe are also leading two days of free cameraless film workshops over the weekend.

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 15.30-17.30, LEYTONSTONE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Fowler will host an artist talk about the project which will include performance and sensory herbal and sound immersion. Herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad will talk on seasonal herbs and about the new Community Apothecary she is creating within the borough to enable knowledge-sharing about growing healing herbs, their medicinal properties and community healthcare. There will be a stall with handmade remedies and teas. All welcome and free of charge. 

Supported by Arts Council England and Loughborough London Open Fund.

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