New art standing by and the tools to take care of it.
Chinese Yunnan Golden tips (black tea) with Japanese Sencha and Hojicha below (green tea). I’ve been sorting teas with certain visual qualities and experimenting in creating patterns.
An Exhibition with Your Houseplants (Opening Saturday 22 April, 2017, 6pm)
What if my houseplants were lonely?
Could my houseplants benefit from “meeting” your houseplants?
How can I meet other people who enjoy houseplants?
You are invited to bring one or more of your houseplants to the gallery VonLbisG, Kreuzberg (Lausitzer Str. 10).
To create a natural collection, an exhibition just this one weekend.
For us all to enjoy a space populated by so many different houseplants from our friends and neighbors in the city.
All people and houseplants are welcome
Small to Large, Modest to Flamboyant
Hanging plants too!
Saturday 22 April
Starting at 13.00 through the whole day
You can place your plants on a table or on the floor
(or just bring the vernissage…)
Saturday 22 April
Starting at 18.00
Drinks and snacks to be served!
(come even if you don’t have a plant with you)
at the end of the Vernissage
or Sunday 23 April
starting at 15.00
or Monday evening
First, a variety of autumn leaves collected from Plänterwald. Preserved in layers of heavy canvas to help keep shape, but without crushing them.
Second, fronds from my balcony fern. I managed to save just a few before turning completely brown.
Spreading out damp, used tea leaves onto paper to make the Leaf Prints, as part of This is Tea.
A few pieces from This is Tea will be on display this weekend as part of 48 Hours Neukölln.
This is Tea is an exhibition that was on display in Berlin from May 30 to June 14, 2015.
It was composed of three parts:
Tea: A large amount of used, dried tea leaves. All types, all origins. Remarkable ranges of color come through with such a large amount of tea leaves are mixed togethger. Light and dark browns, yellows, greens, reds. All of this tea was consumed at home in the last 14 months. The total weight is 3 kilograms.
Leaf Prints: Before these leaves were dried, they were pressed onto paper to make unique prints. Despite the color categories of tea (white, green, black) the prints show a deep range of browns and yellows, all the output of every type of tea consumed.
Photographs Ten photographs of tea cups again showcase this idea of range of color. Green tea can range from a rich, grassy color, to a pale yellow. Black teas can be orange, red, and brown.
Although This is Tea has ended, the Leaf Prints and Photographs are still on display, available for viewing by appointment.
An exhibition on tea by Michael Pieracci
This is Tea showcases my enthusiasm for tea and explores the great range of color and texture possible. The focal point is an enormous amount of organic waste: used, dried tea leaves consumed in the last 12 months. As this tea (all types, all origins) was brewed and enjoyed throughout the year, the leaves were partly dried. Damp leaves were pressed onto paper, producing a series of unique prints. A series of photographs show cups of brewed tea, but the surprise is the richness and range of color that tea can produce.
Gallery VonLbisG, Lausitzer Str. 10, Berlin
Vernissage 30. May 2015 at 18.00. Facebook Event
On display from 31. May – 14. June 2015
Open Tu, Th 13:00 – 17:00 & Fr – Sa 12:00 – 18:00
Tea tastings during open hours to be announced.
“Sand bubbler” crabs make such pretty designs. Ko Phayam island, Thailand.
One corner of my room in my Berlin flat. Prints on the wall are from pressed tea leaves.