The Flora Powers shop is now closed for deliveries, but select arrangements may still be purchased and shipped within Europe. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the opening days of the Berlin Biennial, Flora Powers presented a portable exhibition of floral arrangements created by artists who share an interest in the domestic environment, design, and questions of taste and consumption. These limited-edition artist bouquets were ordered online and hand-delivered locally within Berlin by our network of couriers. The delivery process was both exhibition platform and performance, mediated by an online portal and the matrix of e-commerce, but blossoming into the physical world with tangible immediacy. Download full press release here.
- An iridescent invasive organism -
“Cosa Nostra” literally means “our affair”, but also refers to the infamous “Black Hand” mafia organization - an entity formed by humans but gradually taking on its own agency, shifting from organization to invasive organism. Under Monira Al Qadiri’s guidance, an alliance of dark Calla lilies, purple Vanda orchids, and magenta carnations invade a giant artificial pearl (which is itself an alien form, created by bacteria entering the mollusk shell). Both the pearl and the flowers shimmer with petroleum glamour, color-coded to reflect the colors of wealth production in the Gulf, and the “seepage” of these anxieties to current affairs - yours and ours.
Please note, this is a limited edition of 10.
- Polymer foam for a new generation of polyurethane -
- Uniquely hand pumped and shaped vessels
- Triple expanding single-component sealant
- Perfect for voids larger than 1/2"
- Fills gaps, cracks and holes
- Waterproof and permanent
- High thermal and acoustical insulation
- Perfect for plumbing and HVAC applications
- A bouquet that might just fly away -
Amalia Ulman presents a floral arrangement inspired by her friendship with “Bob” (a pigeon living outside her office in downtown Los Angeles). This urban bird’s nest features black Gypsophila, dark violet Tracheliums, and white Agapanthus, as well as bits of straw and other urban detritus. Place on your windowsill to brighten up your workday. Note: live bird not included, but you’re encouraged to strike up an avian friendship of your own.
- Microbial Life on Mars-
Handmade and marked with her fingerprints, the indentations of Rachel de Joode’s, squish vessels create cavities for holding stems of pale pink Astilbe, blue Larkspur, Scabious and Asparagus Plumosus. Each fist-sized, flesh colored, ceramic vessel is unique, and you may get one that resembles a fossilized meteorite, a gruesome potato, or a mouthguard - all of them schematic possibilities of budding life on distant planets.
*Please note each vessel is unique and sized slightly differently. This is a limited edition of 13
- A deep-sea creature in bloom -
The depths of the ocean are as uncanny as outer space, provoking a sense of horror as well as the sublime. Sara Ludy has trawled this territory for something new - a life-form fanning out as a bubble of multi-colored cockscomb, trailing amaranthus, garlic scapes. Is it cephalopod or cnidaria? To paraphrase Anais Nin, have no fear of depths -- but a great fear of shallow living. Dive in.