Plant Sex Workshop

Performance programme of the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019
Supported by Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England

No, we won’t be talking about how plants have sex (you can read Darwin). Yes, we will be talking about how plants can have sex with us humans. Don’t tell me this is ridiculous. I’ll prove to you why it’s better to have sex with plants than to kill them and eat them! In this hands-on workshop (all puns intended), we will be reviewing: 1. Which other species on planet Earth are having sex with plants? 2. Why Japanese artists in the 19th century only thought about sex between animals and humans? 3. How you can practice what sages of our Massive Anthropo Extinction Event – Donna J. Haraway and Anna L. Tsing – preach by a simple act of pleasure?

Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Credit Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England.
Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Photo Jacopo Salvi. Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia.
Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Credit Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England.
Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Credit Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England.
Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Credit Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England.
Zheng Bo, Plant Sex Workshop, 2019. Performance part of Meetings on Art, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2019, November 2019. Credit Marco Franceschin. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Arts Council England.