© Gosie Vervloessem
Hush Hush of the Bush (2018)
Hush Hush of the Bush is a new outcome towards a video installation about Gosie Vervloessem’s research on invasive species.
In this video installation, Gosie Vervloessem tells stories about her fascination about her favorite invasive species, the Japanese knotweed. During her search for stories, she has met interesting people and fascinating places. These stories constantly changed her vision of this tenacious exote – moreover, her vision of invasive species in general. What can be labeled as nature and what not? The fierce reactions that the Japanese knotweed unleashes, raise at the same time questions about categorization, mobility, migration, colonialism, horror and the secret power of plants.