Circa Flora/ A speculative accompaniment to Circa Solar and Circa Lunar measuring the passage of time against the more-than-human temporalities of blossoming native local plants.
How did we know what time it was before clocks and calendars? Or know where we were before maps and place names? The truth is that nature entangled itself within time and space long before human technologies ever did. Through using technology to design nature back into ourselves, rather than ourselves into and onto nature, we might begin to re-appreciate flora as nature's own embodied clocks, calendars and placemakers.
'Your eyes are lode-stars; and your tongue's sweet air
More tuneable than lark to shepherd's ear,
When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear.'
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
'The acknowledgement of multiple other worlds, the worlds of others, is key to disentangling ourselves from our greatest social and technological deception, and reentangling ourselves with a more meaningful and compassionate cosmology.'
- James Bridle, Ways of Being : Beyond Human Intelligence
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