Anna Skladmann presents a site-specific installation on the building front of the New Covent Garden Flower Market called Ghost In The Machine. The artist juxtaposes the errors and ghosting of her scanning machine with the fragility of exotic botanical findings that she sources at the market. The specimens have no roots, they are cut and are ready for trade, floating in the technological glitches of her scanning machine. Only the botanical names and their origin stories point to their heritage, home and adopted mythology. She raises questions on botanical classifications systems exploring notions of nature and society, cultivation and the machine.
A project supported by joint venture company VSM (VINCI St. Modwen), working in partnership with the Covent Garden Market Authority. Further thanks to Print and Sign Centres for their support.