HOLDING THE HERBARIUM

Holding the Herbarium is a poetic-visual text that combines photographs of Cyanobacteria, a form of blue-green algae, and poetry written during research visits to the Botany Collections at The Natural History Museum in London. The poem forms part of Speculative Subjectivities a larger collection of work that attends to the perceived ‘silence’ or gap in forms of language and representation that occur within human-non-human relations. Excerpts of the poem are below, the full text will be published in MAI Journal in early 2019. 

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Photos: Helena Hunter from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London.