/chloroplastics

Chloroplasts are cellular subunits in plants, which conduct photosynthesis. Although the main point of artificial plants is that they do not conduct photosynthesis, making them evergreen low-maintenance items of domestic decoration, they still change their appearance through time. Rather than merely cataloguing individual fake plants, Chloroplastics explores whether these plants show any signs of wuthering, such as fading colours, dust, or abrasion. With allusions to botanical illustrations and still life, the fake plants are exposed directly to the camera flash’s fake sunlight. Apart from an aesthetic analysis of the objects themselves, attention is drawn to the specific contexts they are placed in.