This podcast, which accompanies the performance Carried Away: Beyond a Rooted Condition by Madison Bycroft, Nana (Anaïs) Pinay, and Léo Landon Barrett for TBA21 on st_age, is hosted by researcher and writer Jess Saxby. It draws links between the artwork’s themes of naming, taxonomy, and categorisation to the broader discipline of botany, and considers the performance’s location in the botanical gardens of Córdoba. Samir Boumediene is a historian whose research focuses on the search for medicinal plants in the 15th century, and Chanelle Adams is a multidisciplinary essayist, researcher, and translator who is currently working on the political ecology of medicinal plants in Madagascar. Through their insights we can trace histories of bioprospecting, taxonomy, and appropriation of knowledge and resources that continue to this day.
The Dose that Makes the Poison Madison Bycroft | Léo Landon Barret | Nana (Anaïs) Pinay