Soil Habit Plants
MIKHAIL LYLOV &
A plant contemplates by contracting the elements from which it originates — light, carbon, and the salts — and it fills itself with colors and odors that in each case qualify its variety, its composition: it is sensation in itself.
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, What is Philosophy? (1994)
In the Soils-Habit-Plants the camera attempts a transformation, which will enable the viewer to observe details of three vegetative protagonists and their environments. The objective is to discover the plants’ habits and document how they contract themselves with the elements of soil, water and air. This intimate and immediate observation is interrupted by the two reference-images: a historical photograph and results of the soils conditions’ laboratory test. This interstice insists on a narrative dimension of the observed environments.