Infinite Herbarium - Morphosis #1
Infinite Herbarium - Morphosis #1

Caroline Rothwell

1967 - Infinite Herbarium - Morphosis #1 2021
  • Single channel HD video in collaboration with Google Labs with sound by Theodore Whong

The daughter of an industrial chemist, Caroline Rothwell poses questions regarding humankind’s control of nature. With a practice that spans over two decades, Rothwell enables us to think about the colonising imperative of recent centuries and our compulsion to master natural forces. With sculptures that border on the surreal and the anthropomorphic, Rothwell pushes us to consider our own response to such issues.


Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium Morphosis #1, made in collaboration with Google Creative Lab is one work in a series of six, 28 minute HD video works where generative AI, historical botanical imagery, plant classification and machine-learning combined to create new species of morphing botanical forms.

Infinite Herbarium first showed in 2021 as a large-scale projection at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia as part of The National 2021: New Australian Art curated by Rachel Kent and concurrently at The Calyx, Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney.

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