Power Plants, kennedy+swan


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Longlist Stiftung Buchkunst“The Most Beautiful German Books 2022”

Languages: German, English
Cover with embossing, 128 pages

The art book POWER PLANTS by the Berlin artist duo kennedy+swan finally puts an end to the anthropocentric view of the world. What does the human being also have to place above the evolution of plants and animals?

The duo asks questions without pretending to have moral answers. What will the world look like in 1000 years? What will happen when our bodies merge with different species of flora and fauna? And what do insects have to say about the idea of making them humanity’s main protein source?

The bilingual publication (German and English) gives access to the complex narratives with numerous texts, an essay by Kimberly Bradley and an interview with the artists. Using a self-programmed app, some of the illustrations can be augmented. By means of a self-programmed app, some of the illustrations can be augmented with the user’s own cell phone.

Since 2013, kennedy+swan try to create empathy with fungi, insects, and hybrid beings in their films, virtual reality and augmented reality works, as well as in their drawings and installations, spinning a dense narrative web under their label LIFE 3.0.

In this way, a dense narrative network has emerged, which is known under the term LIFE 3.0 expanded year after year. The book POWER PLANTS gathers all the duo’s previous work cycles and tells of a world where nature regains its deserved upper hand.


Bookstores have the option to send orders directly to the e-mail address order@shiftbooks.de.

Dimensions 120 × 170 mm

Kimberly Bradley, Sandra Abend


Helena Melikov



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