Blue sky peeks through a densely wooded tropical forest with several large ferns along the forest floor.


Friday, 10 June 2022


5:00 pm

Vernissage for Terrarium: Miranda Bellamy + Amanda Fauteux

Join us for a vernissage and BBQ to celebrate the exhibition Terrarium: Miranda Bellamy + Amanda Fauteux.

About the Exhibition

What do plants have to say about their lives under colonial capitalism? In the exhibition Terrarium, artistic partners Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux seek answers to this question in the electrochemical signals of plants living in habitats that human intervention has profoundly altered. Translating these signals into sounds and images, their work considers the impossibility of truly communicating with plants, while nonetheless centering their perspectives through practices of listening.

Miranda Bellamy (she/her) and Amanda Fauteux (she/her) are partners and artistic collaborators who extend the stories of wild plants through site-specific research and experimentation. By listening to plants and responding through interdisciplinary projects, they queer the constructs that separate human beings from non-human beings and make space for the critical revision of human histories. Since their collaborative practice began in 2019, they have attended artist residencies in New York and Vermont, USA, and have exhibited their work in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. They live in Aotearoa New Zealand and in Sackville, New Brunswick, within the traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki.

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Image: Miranda Bellamy + Amanda Fauteux, A Wardian Case, 2021, video still from synchronised 4-channel 4K video installation, courtesy of the artists