Hana Kim explores the world of plants that exist outside boundaries and borders, more specifically that of the plants that we find in urban spaces and that we commonly call “Weeds”.
The vegetal world, and especially weeds, grow in the interstice, between the elements. They develop their uniqueness, but in an off-centered way. Compared to our conceptions of the animal world, whose cycle is more visible, the vegetal world is in an intermediate space, between the underground and the open air. The growth and reproduction of plants works in reciprocity, not in competitiveness as with humans. We view plants in a less “individualized” way than other living species. Our conceptions of nature are developed in relation to our needs, in an anthropocentric vision. Growing at the borders, weeds are always placed transversely between the arrangements and devices of the city. They do not require resolving opposites, they are off-centered, but without losing their subjectivities