Gabrielle Hoad

Interloper | 2014 | 12-page publication and large-scale print on vinyl banner

Based on the common horticultural practice of bud-grafting, Interloper examines the perceived divide between natural and cultural, traditional and technological through images of human/plant conjunctions. "Contamination is functional. All organisms are monsters insofar as they are chimeras, made from pieces of other creatures." Tim Morton The Ecological Thought (2010).

Commissioned by Metron for 'The breaking of tulips' at Oxford Botanic Garden, the publication also appeared at 'Counter 2014', Plymouth Arts Centre with MCMXCII Projects, and as part of 'The Floating Library 2015', Silver Lake, St Anthony, Minnesota.