Inside the Flower
Janet Laurence, LAVA & Cityplot
The artistic and medicinal garden entitled "Inside the Flower" is situated on the Kienberg terraces. This installation invites visitors to explore the plant world from the inside – its healing power and poison, its beauty and curiosity, its biological diversity and ecological instability. In collaboration with LAVA and Cityplot, Australian artist Janet Laurence has created an experimental space of discovery. It is an exhibition of endangered medicinal plants and a performative laboratory revealing the diversity and ambivalence of botany in an unusual manner.
In her mixed-media installations, Janet Laurence explores nature-related themes from an artistic perspective. Shapes and structures from the natural world also inspire the work of LAVA – the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture in Berlin – and Cityplot, an urban farming collective from Berlin and Amsterdam.