Online Course FLORAL TIME: How Artists Describe Plants by Joseph Walsh

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Online Course FLORAL TIME: How Artists Describe Plants by Joseph Walsh
  • It will lend time to experiential approaches around nature and ecology and developing work from this.
  • Excercises and approaches which you can continue to utilise in researching or making art.
  • We will go into different fields of knowledge including herbalism, botany,  philosophy, animism and horticulture.
  • Develop work and research along the way and can contextualise it within your practice.

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Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 30 | Language: English

Online Course FLORAL TIME: How Artists Describe Plants by Joseph Walsh

“Embracing an ecological consciousness will involve shifting away from human-centred concerns in order to admit other actors/consciousnesses, such as the environment, plants, soil, and the earth as a living system. Applying artistic methods to the relationship with nature can make thinkable otherwise ‘alien’ epistemologies. In the sessions of this course we will be undertaking activities and excercises that create ways of looking at nature. Alongside this we will engage with art, writing, and artefacts which describe understandings of human beings’ relationship(s) to nature. Topics that will be discussed will include: animist thinking, non-human time, notions of the self in relation to plants, and forms of storytelling that gives natural phenomena a cogent sense of ‘personhood’. An online forum will be active over the course where participants can engage and share work, receive feedback from the course instructor and consider an observation-led process.” (Text & photo by courtesy of Joseph Walsh)

Your BAI Online Course Instructor

Online Course by international lecturer Joseph Walsh
Photo by courtesy of Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh is an artist based in London. His work is about plants and actualising the statement “we co-habit with nature”.  This has involved doing herb meditation workshops, observational drawing and painting in nature, and learning through his upkeep of a plot of land in a wildlife community garden.  He has also produced films, his most recent was about the long running cook’s collective The Bonnington Cafe in London, showing its alternative work practice and how its approach to cooking and collective organisation has been sympathetic to a diversity of people.  Most recently he contributed to and did a Caribic Walking residency.  Select exhibitions include Human Machine Interface, Hilbert Raum, Berlin; Greenhouse Effect, Beaconsfield Gallery, London; Date With Thyme, ANDOR, London; Swamp Living, co-organised workshop at IMT Gallery, London; performance at The Showroom, London and 21st Century, a performative presentation at Chisenhale Gallery.  He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University, London, was a guest student at Staedelschule, Frankfurt and attended the LUX AAP programme.

Save the dates in your calendar

The live sessions for this course will be given on Tuesday July 16, 23, 30 and August 06, 2024, each day from 4 – 6 pm (Berlin time). You will also receive an email reminder for each video conference before it takes place.

Recording of Live Sessions

We record the live sessions so that they remain available for a logged in course participant until one week after the last session. Please check before booking a course the technical requirements as listed below.

Access to content

You will get access to the course content and lessons in our learning management system once you are enrolled.

Technical requirements

We will use the Zoom Meeting application for the live sessions. You need a stable internet connection. There are two ways to access the live meeting:

1. Via the Zoom app
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2. Via Google Chrome Browser on
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We will provide the Zoom Meeting ID before each meeting. BAI will record the live sessions.

In addition to the Online Program, the Berlin Art Institute offers an international Studio Program, a Residency ProgramPortfolio Courses, a Spring Academy, an Arts Incubator, a Friends Program, and the presentation and exhibition display 404 | BAI.

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