I Want to Become a Plant (Maintenance Room), 2019

projection

I Want to Become a Plant, 2019

projection

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To grow my leaves, to bloom my flowers, to harvest my fruits

On a wooden table covered with a green cloth, between a potted plant and two clementines,

I placed my naked torso. I want to become a plant, I said to myself.

Vanny leaves started sprouting from under my skin

No longer moving 

Transformed from an opaque figure to a translucent matter.

I thought  not to the past, present or future,

Feeling the flux of sap moving up and down inside me;

I sent my roots deep into the earth

Searching for nutrients to grow my leaves, to bloom my flowers, to harvest my fruits.

The wind is hitting cold on me ;

Making my stem to lean, my leaves to tremble, my petals to scatter 

With each day I feel more absorbed into the soil.

Warm, smelly, precious soil.

To grow my leaves, to bloom my flowers, to harvest my fruits, 2019

sound installation

wood, wheat, speaker, red light

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Breathing Exercise no 2, 2019

interactive installation

wood, wheat, plastic sphere, metal screw

I Want to Become a Plant, 2019

projection, prints and sound installation

Alexandra Boaru_I Want to Become a Plant
Alexandra Boaru_I Want to Become a Plant

I want to become a plant (Breathing Room), 2019

prints mounted on Dibond

Alexandra Boaru_I Want to Become a Plant

I want to become a plant (My Husband), 2019

prints mounted on Dibond

4 stages of being a tulip on the kitchen
4 stages of being a tulip on the kitchen
4 stages of being a tulip on the kitchen
4 stages of being a tulip on the kitchen

Four stages of being a tulip on the kitchen table, 2019

prints mounted on Dibond

I want to become a plant, 2019-ongoing

multimedia installation

It’s In the human nature to worry about past, present and future thus making us inclosed within ourselves. To step out of this triangle I decided that I no longer desire to be human and proceed to transcend my species and become a plant. Exploring a speculative metamorphosis was the ‘human’ being becomes the ‘plant’ being, the aim of this work is to try to discard of the torment of being human and embrace the vegetal virtues. The burning desire of giving up any human traits is defined by a series of experiments which are subjected to trial and error as judged by the viewer. To marry a plant and adopt its species, to lay down naked and let your cells do a photosynthesis exercise or to just pretend to be a flower. All of these are just desperate attempts that describe the frustration of the human being for being a human being. The static and calm nature of the experiments, that is resembling the essence of the plant, is meant to put the viewer in a meditative state of rethinking its role within the ecosystem.

 ©  2021 Alexandra Boaru

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