Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky
Interspecies Communication
08.04–​01.07.2018
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For the Interspecies Communication series, the artist works with analogue full-frame photos from her photo archive: a collection of indigenous and exotic plants. In the dark room she has projected these ‘delayed’ images onto rolled and rolled sheets of photo paper. By playing with a three-dimensional image carrier, the plant images are distorted, twisted and alienated. Inspiration for the series are new scientific findings on communication methods and reproductive mechanisms of plants. Kovacovsky is fascinated by the tropical climber Marcgravia evenia, which grows in Cuba and is pollinated by a nectar eating bat species. Because of its inflorescence, the plant forms a funnel-shaped leaf that functions like a radar and reflects ultrasonic vibrations.

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Interspecies Communication, 2018 © Courtesy the artist. Foto: Simon Trel

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Interspecies Communication, 2018 © Courtesy the artist. Foto: Simon Trel

Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky - Interspecies Communication, 2018 © Courtesy the artist. Foto: Simon Trel

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