Thursday 19th February 2015 7.00 - 9.00 pm @ 75 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH
‘Weeds & Aliens - An Unnatural History of Plants’
Torpedo Press, Oslo
Huseby’s first monograph is all at once a field guide, a photography book and an eco-polemic. The book is a collection of photographs of plants that he has found between his home and studio in Berlin over the last five years.
'Weeds & Aliens is an occasionally arbitrary collection of photographs of some rather wonderful, useful plants, normally considered weeds. The book is thought of as an introduction to the fragments of nature around us, even in the most urban of habitats. What is a wild plant, a native plant, an invasive or alien plant, a weed?The story of weeds is the story of man and civilisation, of agriculture and migration. There are no weeds in the wilderness, but, then again, can we truly speak of wild nature?’
B. A. Huseby is a Norwegian artist/photographer who currently lives in Berlin.