July 21, 2014

SALON/Big Bang: Desiree Hammen at the Oude Kerk

SALON/Big Bang: Desiree Hammen at the Oude Kerk

A plant a tree and me (2014)

Plants communicate with people, plants react to music, plants have feelings.

This is the essence of The Secret Life of Plants, a book by Peter Tompkins and

Christopher Bird, published in 1973. In the end, humans and plants are closely

related, so it’s not strange that they ‘communicate’ to each other. Humans seems

to be prevailing in this peculiar relationship. But if you are standing in the jungle,

between these giant plants, that you also have in your living room in a 50 cm

version, you feel super-tiny. You feel flabbergasted by the power, the charisma

and the eternity that carry within them.

About: Desirée Hammen (1976) graduated at Artez Institute of the Arts in Arnhem,

2003. In 2012 she finished her training at the famous Ecole Lesage in Paris.

Desirée is ‘master’ in haute couture embroiderie and combines classic techniques

with her free, autonomous work. Over the last years Desirée participated in

exhibitions and projects in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Shanghai, New York and Beijing.