Gay Gardens: A Performative Dinner (Green Fingered)
“As each plant cell has self producing phytohormones and clear evidence of the pheromonic properties of natural attraction, including inter-species vertebrate to plant transference, it is not so far a step to consider that human chemical excretions might be propitious to the stimulation of plant growth…
..the female homosexual endocrine response shows evidence that a unique combination of progesterone derivative 4,16-androstadien-3-one and estra-1,3,5(10), 16-tetraen-3-ol, unseen in any other mammal sexual manifestation, could cultivate ideal conditions for pheromonal transmission, arousing both the plant genotype and its environmental biotics to a superlative extent.”
Dr Gerda Haeckel, 1976
Green Fingered explores the possibility that those of homosexual persuasion are more likely to have a visceral impact on the growth of plants.
Gay Gardens: A Performative Dinner, in collabortation with chef, Alex Claridge of NOMAD, was held at BOM (Birmingham Open Media) in May 2015, hosting the Arts Council England and their guests.