Thinking like plants: how art can help us empathise with vegetables

A diverse range of creative practitioners will use sound, dance, music and film to explore how we can listen to plants, in a touring program which has just landed in Melbourne.
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When Danni Zuvela, the curator of Liquid Architecture’s Why Listen to Plants? program was a child, she remembers an unforgettable experience watching television which has subsequently informed the way she relates to the plant kingdom. 

‘I have this really strong memory as a child of watching a documentary with my family that showed grass screaming as it was being cut and leaves and plants having this awareness. I was so affected by it that I refused to walk on the lawn in our yard and I was distraught at the sight of the lettuce on the dinner table,’ Zuvela recalls.

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