The Traveling Plant Goes to Kepler’s Gardens

September 9th -13th 2020
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

You can watch the Traveling Plant Teaser on YouTube (above) or alternatively on Vimeo.

Online only

Online: Broadcasted/Published
Access: Unlimited
Duration: Permanent

Ars Electronica Festival 2020

Climate: Temperate
Humidity: Dry
Light: Bright
Soil: Rich
Vibrations: noisy

Traveling Plant Consortium

Nature of the event
Online launch of the Traveling Plant project

Humans around: many

Curatorial statement

Based on the storyline of a plant that wants to travel the world, the project intends to reconsider how we produce and present art in a decentralised and collective manner and hybrid formats, paying attention not only to humans but also to the other creatures around. Browsing through the texts of its Preparatory Logbook, it starts its travel looking for possible curators and organisations to host it.


Annick Bureaud, Tatiana Kourochkina, Marta de Menezes, Claudia Schnugg, Robertina Šebjanič

Video : What is your approach to the project

The Traveling Plant Seed Team, image Pavel Tavares, July 2020

Video : Why Plants


Michael Marder, Philosopher
Pavel Tavares, Video artist
62 Contributors

Commissioned projects

The Traveling Plant Video Tour
The Preparatory Logbook
In Conversation with Michael Marder

Name of the plant
The Plant – Archetypa Imaginaria Itineris

Repository (from the event:)
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The audience at the Ars Electronica Gala 2020, where the Plant appeared on screen

The Traveling Plant page in the Ars Electronica 2020 catalogue

The plant watching the Ars Electronica Gala 2020 online from Home


The Traveling Plant is a collective project created in 2020 by Annick Bureaud, Tatiana Kourochkina, Marta de Menezes, Claudia Schnugg and Robertina Šebjanič, and further developed with the following seed organisations Leonardo/Olats (Paris), Quo Artis (Barcelona and Treviso), Cultivamos Cultura (Lisbon), Sektor Institute (Ljubljana) and the initial support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.