Investigating plants that occupy the edge between ‘medicine’ and ‘poison’, Potion explores the delicate balance between a substance that can support health and life, or cause illness and death, depending on dosage. Rebecca Beinart will be harvesting and processing powerful plants from public sites around London, and collecting stories of the medicinal and magical properties of these plants. Potion invites you to consider questions of potency, knowledge, power and healing; and the notion of a tipping point which depends fundamentally on a deeper understanding of the living world.

Potion is a commission for Artsadmin’s Two Degrees festival, a week of art and activism, climate and cuts, taking place from 12-18 June 2011.


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