'Plants in Error' is a self-initiated project, inspired by the book 'Weeds' by Richard Mabey. For this project, we interrogated human perspectives on plants, especially those considered undesirable in human-controlled settings. We call them weeds. The term ‘weed’ has no botanical significance, because a plant categorized as a weed in one context is not in another. The plants are labeled as ugly, worthless or detrimental because of the values humans have ascribed to certain environments and other plants. We tried to subvert the image people have of 'weeds' by bringing them inside, to human spaces, making them special vases and arranging them in the manner of decorative floral art.
The unconventional vases are customised for the weeds. The forms are inspired by their different characters, postures, textures, or stories. The materials used are artificial and suggest the living space of human beings. We tried to make the normally ignored and unwelcome weeds become the focal point, living harmoniously in people's interior habitats.
exercise and edit, a creative duo composed by artist Hsian-Jung Chen and photographer Ansel Yen.They currently live and work in Taipei, Taiwan.
此計劃為exercise and edit主導，一個由藝術家陳向榮與攝影師Ansel Yen兩人組成的創意搭檔。