in vitro : in vivo

The language of plants, expressed through wearable objects. The resulting works included performance  and addressed notions of protection, preservation and repair. During the exhibition in vitro : in vivo visitors were invited to interact with the objects and photograph themselves wearing them.

Works in the series include:

DIERDRE PEARCE, worry beads, 2004. Photographic documentation of performance, mixed media including wheat grass. Performance assisted by Nigel Dobson and Poon, Sing Wai (Anton). Photograph David Paterson.

DIERDRE PEARCE, salve, 2014. Photographic documentation of performance, mixed media including aloes. Performance assisted by Isobel Rayson and Poon, Sing Wai (Anton). Photograph David Paterson.

DIERDRE PEARCE, dressed for success, 2014. Photographic documentation of performance, mixed media including succulents. Performance assisted by Poon, Sing Wai (Anton). Photograph David Paterson.

All works ©Dierdre Pearce, all rights reserved, 2014.