18th August – 2nd September
Herba morbus is a museum-style exhibition that explores the theme of plant intelligence. By displaying illustrations and artifacts from the field, Herba morbus examines the ways in which we try to understand plants; and asks a question that eternally mystifies:
What does a plant know?
Examining the question from a scientific, pseudoscientific, mythological and art perspective, Herba morbus traces the idea of plant intelligence from its Aristotelian roots to the present day.
Catherine Polcz is an artist and scientist inspired by nature and interested in questions of how we understand it. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Biology and a Masters in Plant Science and has studied documentary media and photography at University and artist run centres in Toronto. She has exhibited artwork in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco and Melbourne, and has curated projects at mmuseumm (NYC) and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Sydney).