Lena Youkhana + Puppies Puppies
Felling healthy date palms is considered unlucky, the death of each tree being tantamount to that of a person. On similarities between the date palm and humankind: the existence of males, females, and hermaphrodites. Female trees are impregnated. Similarity in the doors of date pollen and semen; and date palm trees are covered with hair-like fibbers. If the head is decapitated they die, if the pith is stabbed they perish, and like human limbs, if their leaves are cut they never grow back.¬¬¬¬¬
Date palm trees are last on the plant Kingdom followed by animals. It is an animal-plant, females are distinct from males, they are impregnated by males trees like animals. If their heads are cut they stop growing, they die and dry, this is more of an animal characteristic no plant's.
PEREGRINEPROGRAM presents 4º, a collaboration by Lena Youkhana + Puppies Puppies from Feb 9 to Mar 2, 2014.
An opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb 9, 1-4pm.
Lena Youkhana lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Puppies Puppies received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. What kinda place gives a dog a degree?
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