Pollination Proposition

Nicole Rayburn

Feb 26 - Apr 10, 2011

Opening: Feb 26, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Pollination Proposition offers an incongruous solution to declining bee populations – a beautiful yet abject human-mechanization of the pollination process. In this video work, Rayburn pollinates an orchid with an elongated nose. Playfully self-aware, the suggestive performance highlights human intervention in the pollination process to emphasize the absurdity of such a gesture. Pollination Proposition blurs the distinctions between species delineations, the natural and unnatural, gender roles, performance and digitization, to emphasize positive understandings of difference.